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Jimmy Butler and Neymar: a Bromance Among Superstars – The New York Times

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After an off-season in which it seemed like the N.B.A. never took a break, The New York Times talked to a few of the leagues stars about some of the other important things in their lives anything but basketball.

First is Jimmy Butler, the four-time All-Star who joined the Miami Heat this summer after a deep postseason run with the Philadelphia 76ers.

MIAMI The day before he won a gold medal with the United States mens basketball team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Jimmy Butler tried a form of game preparation that was completely foreign. He watched the mens soccer final as a fan at Brazils famed Maracan stadium.

It was the first soccer match that Butler, then 26, had ever attended.

I watched the greatest soccer player of all time win gold as well, Butler recalled. You know who Im talking about, right?

As usual with the Miami Heats ever-edgy Butler, there was little subtlety in his delivery. He was, of course, referring to the star forward Neymar, whose goal and subsequent clinching penalty kick in a shootout against Germany finally secured Brazils first Olympic gold to go with its five World Cup crowns.

He won gold in his own country, which is even better, Butler said. It was the first time I really paid attention to it and he was killin look at 10 go. And the crowd was just going nuts. I went that one time, and that was it.

What he means: That initial exposure to the 5-foot-9 Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. was enough to turn the 6-foot-8 Butler into Neymars self-proclaimed biggest fan.

Upon Butlers return to the United States, it wasnt long before he started regularly wearing Neymars club and national-team jerseys and posting pictures to Instagram. Friends say Butler, who turned 30 in September, also will routinely throw thank yous for the gift of Neymar Jr. into the blessings he recites before meals.

Neymar said in an email that Butlers support was very special to me and added: Jimmy has a big heart. Our friendship is based on sincerity and honesty. He is shy and at the same time, his fun side is what makes him different.

By the summer of 2018, Butler and Neymar were full-fledged pals, connecting through social media in what surely ranks as one of the most high-profile bromances in sports.

In August 2018, after his first season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Butler went to France to watch Neymar play for Paris Saint-Germain. This June, Butler prepared for N.B.A. free agency by traveling to Rio to spend time with Neymar.

Now we kick it every summer as much as we can, said Butler, who also was treated to a dose of Neymar on United States soil last month when Brazil played Colombia in Miami in an international friendly.

For much of Butlers N.B.A. career, one of his signature quirks was taking an American football with him to throw around in his spare time wherever he went. Butler, in 2016, elicited incessant ribbing from his Olympic teammates in Brazil for repeatedly insisting loudly that he was an N.F.L.-caliber wide receiver.

But after Neymar introduced him to the racket sport padel, Butler adopted it as his new conditioning hobby. Now he travels with a professional padel bag loaded with rackets and plays frequently with James Scott, his personal performance coach.

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Butler is the first to admit that pastimes such as padel and watching soccer werent in the cards for me at all. Growing up in the Houston suburb of Tomball, Texas, he never kicked a soccer ball.

Nope, Butler said. Only kicked a basketball when I got angry.

But Butler has done a lot of changing since his arrival in the N.B.A. as the 30th overall pick of the Chicago Bulls in 2011. He blossomed into a four-time All-Star with a reputation as a hypercompetitive and demanding teammate, unafraid to also challenge coaches, team executives, whomever. In an interview with Yahoo Sports last season, Butler acknowledged that he could rightly be described as confrontational. He has also described himself as a little extra at times.

None of that, though, has prevented him from bonding with some of world soccers elite. In addition to Neymar, Butler enjoys a budding friendship with the mercurial Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba whom he met over FaceTime in July after a chance introduction to Pogbas mother, Yeo, in Senegal.

While Butler was on a trip to Senegal to visit the family of the Philadelphia 76ers player-development coach, Remy Ndiaye, Yeo Pogba spotted him in a hotel lobby and arranged for the basketball star to speak to her son. Within a month while spending six weeks of his off-season in London to help feed another one of his passions, international travel Butler made a trip to Old Trafford on Aug. 11 to watch Pogba and Manchester United rout Chelsea, 4-0, in the English Premier League.

Im Neymar to the death of me, and Im Paul Pogba to the death of me, Butler said.

The sudden manifestation of Butlers soccer fandom has earned him some further needling from fellow players especially since he wasnt lured to the game through the much more common route for N.B.A. players: playing Electronic Artss popular FIFA video game series.

One example: Miamis veteran guard Goran Dragic, much more seasoned as a soccer-watcher after growing up in Slovenia, doesnt hesitate to challenge Butlers frequent Neymar is the G.O.A.T proclamations by telling him Lionel Messi is the smarter choice for the greatest of all time.

But Butler makes it clear that he is serious about his soccer no matter what anyone thinks. When a reporter sought to Americanize the conversation by asking which of Neymars jerseys he owns, Butler offered a stern rebuke.

Theyre called shirts, by the way, Butler said. Not jerseys. You sound like a rookie.

As he prepares to begin his new work life with the Heat, Butler is pushing back harder against those around the N.B.A. who have criticized him for how much he has changed from his early days in the league. Back then, he was known as a coach-pleaser who liked to accentuate his Texas roots by wearing cowboy boots and oversize belt buckles, and listening to country music.

I like it, Butler said of the knock that he has changed too much. I am different. Ive picked up a lot of different hobbies. I dont want to stay the same.

I do what makes me happy. Some people just dont like it. Some people just dont want people to be happy.

And some people, like Butler, think it is perfectly reasonable to sit on a balcony in Rio days before committing to join the Heat, sketching a green No. 10 inside a yellow square and then announcing to the world in an Instagram video that hes drawing pictures of goats.

I just saw him that first time and I was like, damn, damn, hes tough, Butler said. Ever since then, hes my friend, and Im a fan.

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Food giant Nestle pivots to gain a foothold in the personal nutrition market – CNBC

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Nestle's CEO Mark Schneider believes acquiring product lines to improve overall health will shake up the 100-year-old brand. In a recent bold move, the company purchased Persona, a personalized vitamin program delivered right to customers' doors.

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Mention global food behemoth Nestle and the name will likely conjure up images of chocolate, frozen pizza and ice cream. Yet recent moves by its Lausanne, Switzerland-based Nestle Health Science division is making the company look more like a drug giant. The wholly-owned subsidiary, which specializes in nutritional products to improve overall health, has been investing heavily in companies that treat everything from gut health to Alzheimer's. Its latest acquisition: Persona, a personalized vitamin program delivered right to customers' doors.

Nestle Health Science's August purchase of Persona comes at a time when interest in personalized nutrition is exploding. The category includes wellness products, dietary supplements, so-called nutraceuticals (pharmaceutical alternatives that promise health benefits) and functional foods that help aid in overall well-being or performance. Analysts at Grand View Research in San Francisco estimate that retail sales for these products will reach $50 billion by 2025, up from around $11 billion today.

It makes sense. With health-care costs skyrocketing, consumers are doing all they can to get and stay healthy. Preventative measures getting enough sleep, exercising and eating a diet with more fruits and vegetables have always been part of the equation. But now the rising trend for customization of everything from movie recommendations to the kinds of workouts we do is expanding to vitamins, supplements and medical foods, and companies like Nestle are taking notice.

"In the deal between Persona and Nestle, both companies anticipated the considerable market potential of personalized nutrition," says Rubik Barar, a research manager of biotech, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals at Grand View Research. He believes larger companies will continue to form alliances and collaborations with smaller, personalized nutrition companies to ensure they don't miss out on this revenue stream.

The acquisition demonstrates the moves CEO Mark Schneider is making to shake up the 100-year-old brand since he took the reins in 2017. Diversifying into new lines of business has been key. On Thursday the company announced sales of $68.4 billion for the first nine months of 2019, noting it is on track to meet its target for operating margin a year early. It also plans to return another $20 billion to shareholders by 2022.

Greg Behar joined Nestle Health Science as president and CEO in 2014 after spending more than a decade in the pharmaceutical industry. He says the division was founded in 2011 as a way for Nestle to tap into the rapidly growing field of nutritional science. Over the past eight years, the unit has developed a portfolio of science-based consumer health, medical nutrition and supplement brands, including its purchase of Persona. Nestle Health Science has made more than a dozen acquisitions so far, focusing on nutritional therapies for brain health, gastrointestinal issues, aging, food allergies and obesity, among others.

In September, Nestle invested in Before Brands, specialists in early childhood allergy prevention. Before Brands is the developer of a line of childhood nutritional products called SpoonfulOne, aimed at reducing food allergy development. Earlier this year, Nestle Health Science acquired an equity stake in Amazentis and now has global rights to use its patented Urolithin A technology for dietary supplements and medical nutrition products.

Behar says "consumers are really looking for more custom solutions, so we've been scanning the marketplace searching for start-ups and more established companies that have at their core strong science and technology."

The main focus for Nestle so far has been on lightly regulated dietary supplements. After all, they don't require expensive and time-consuming clinical trials the way pharmaceuticals do, so products (like Persona vitamins) can get to consumers fairly quickly. In fact, two of Nestle Health Science's biggest sellers Boost, a high-protein nutritional shake, and the Meritene brand of shakes and soups to combat fatigue account for about 25% of Nestle Health Science's $2 billion annual revenue. That's still a small sliver of parent company Nestle's global revenues of $93 billion, but NHS executives have said they envision sales increasing to as much as $10 billion in the coming years.

That doesn't mean Nestle is shying away from the regulated side of the business. It recently got the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start late-stage human trials for a proprietary medical food that targets Crohn's disease. It's also submitted paperwork to the FDA explaining its plans for late-stage testing for a drug compound to treat ulcerative colitis, a disease that affects more than 1 million people worldwide.

But not every investment by Nestle Health Science has gone smoothly. In 2012 it invested in Accera (now known as Cerecin), a biotech firm focused on acute and chronic neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's. Accera had developed a product called Axona, which was marketed as a medical food to manage the metabolic processes associated with mild to moderate Alzheimer's. In 2014 the FDA issued a warning to Accera, saying it failed to prove that Alzheimer's has distinct dietary or nutritional requirements. The company stopped marketing Axona as a medical food and is now trying to develop a more traditional drug to treat Alzheimer's.

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The event highlights the challenge food companies face when they attempt to make health claims about vitamins, supplements and medical foods. To keep things like this from happening more frequently, the FDA in 2015 created the new Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. It comes as the supplement industry has grown from about $6 billion to more than $35 billion over the past 20 years.

The office has been busy. In February the FDA posted 12 warning letters and five online advisory letters to overseas and domestic companies that are illegally selling nearly 60 products many sold as dietary supplements that are unapproved new drugs or misbranded drugs that claim to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer's and other serious diseases and health conditions.

By contrast, the Persona acquisition fits in nicely with NHS's personalization strategy, says Behar. The Seattle-based company was launched in 2017 by Jason Brown, Tamara Bernadot and Prem Thudia, longtime business colleagues who have worked in the health-care and supplement business for the past 20 years. One of the features that Behar says he found so intriguing about Persona is its technology. A detailed, online questionnaire based on a proprietary algorithm lets consumers answer questions about their biggest health and nutrition concerns. Persona CEO Brown claims the questionnaire goes one step further than any other personalized vitamin program on the market because it also includes detailed questions about a person's prescription drug usage.

"We can give customers the finest nutritional products out there, but we've got to make sure that we're not going to give them anything that interferes with any prescription medication they're on," Brown says. "Our questionnaire makes sure we're not recommending anything that would conflict with that medicine."

Once a customer completes all the questions, Persona makes a recommendation of which vitamins and supplements best address their particular health and nutrition concerns, whether that's stress, fatigue or weight management. The products are packaged into daily dose packets typically, there's a morning and evening pack and shipped to customers once a month. The price of each monthly program varies by customer, but Brown says that on average it breaks down to about $1 to $3 per day.

Now that it's part of the company fold, Nestle Health Science is looking to launch Persona even further afield. So far, Brown says more than 750,000 people have filled out Persona's online questionnaire. Last year the company posted revenues of $4 million, up from $200,000 in 2017. By November the products manufactured in the U.S. will be launched globally and be available in 32 countries throughout Europe and Asia. Persona currently has 50 employees, but with Nestle Health Science's investment, Brown says that number will grow by 150% over the next 12 months.

Of course, it's not lost on Behar that a company better known for products like Hot Pockets and Haagen-Dazs ice cream is backing a portfolio of vitamin and wellness brands that aims to make us all healthier, more energetic and better rested. But he says customers are willing to listen.

"Consumers recognize what Nestle is doing to reduce the amount of sugar and salt in its products and to reduce its packaging impact on the environment," he says. "We're moving the needle on a number of things, and consumers recognize that and trust us."

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Nestle invested in Before Brands in September. An earlier version stated that Nestlepurchased the company.

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Bart Swings schaatst the prices, and set a new personal best for the talented and Stien Vanhoutte – Wire News Fax

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Bart Swings Sunday at the International Openingswedstrijden in Inzell, as the third ended up in the 3,000 meters. Swings recorded a time of 3:41.54. This is the training camp for two weeks, with the Belgian national team in the South of germany schaatsoord off.

The victory of the training are often driven for three miles was made to the Norwegian Sverre Lunde Pedersen is in a strong 3:39.79. The Dutch veteran, Douwe de Vries was second in 3:40.23.

the day after her first 500 meters in under forty-five seconds, and ended Stien Charles the ninth, in 40.17. Designer Purse, the age of thirteen, has improved her best time to 40.64. The victory went to the Dutch Ireen Wst is at 38.74.

In the 1,500 meters, brought Charles to a personal performance of 2: 04.26 (xiv). Even here, the victory will go to schaatslegende Wst in 1:54.79. In the 3,000 meters was a Bag of the seventeenth in 4:16.88, also a personal best. The Dutch, Melissa (Female, won in 4:01.07.

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Mulvaney faced White House ouster threat before impeachment crisis took over – CNN

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The Reset This PC feature has been around since Windows 8, but its changed a lot since then. Microsoft keeps making it better and better, and its easy to miss all the improvements. Cloud Download is just the latest, most visible one.

The Reset This PC feature makes it almost like you just opened your PC for the first time, according to Microsofts Aaron Lower, a project manager in charge of Recovery at Microsoft, in a Windows Insider webcast. If youre selling or giving away your PC, you can erase your files and even wipe your drive so your data cant be recovered. If youre experiencing a PC problem or just want a clean Windows system, youll get that fresh Windows OS.

When resetting your PC, you can choose to either keep your personal files or have them removed from your PC. Either way, Windows will remove your installed programs and give you a fresh operating system.

To reset a PC, head to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery or choose the Troubleshoot > Reset This PC option in the Advanced Startup Options menu. This menu opens if you have problems booting your PC, but you can also open it by holding the Shift key while you click the Restart option in the Windows Start menu or on the login screen.

Under the hood, Windows will gather the files it needs and basically create a new Windows installation. It will migrate your personal files, if you choose, as well as hardware drivers and preinstalled applications to the new system.

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Windows Recovery goes a long way back. Recovery partitions began in Windows XP and were also used by Windows Vista and Windows 7. These were separate partitions containing a compressed copy of Windows and the manufacturers customizations, and you could restart your PC and boot into them to restore.

On Windows 8, the Reset This PC feature exposed the recovery feature in a standard wayPC manufacturers didnt have to build their own recovery features. While Windows 8 didnt use a recovery partition, it supported recovery images that it restored from. You could even replace the recovery image with your ownfor example, uninstalling

On Windows 10, the Reset This PC feature has always worked differently from how it did on Windows 8. Windows 10 uses imageless recovery. Instead of having a recovery image take up space on the drive, Windows 10 creates a fresh copy of Windows by assembling files present in the Windows installation. This means no storage space wasted on a separate recovery partition. Also, any installed security updates are preserved and not discarded, so you dont have to update everything after going through the recovery process, as you did on Windows 7.

Fresh Start is now integrated into Reset This PC. This lets you restore a Windows 10 PC without restoring all the manufacturer-provided softwaresome of which might be useful, but much of which is definitely bloatware that clutters and slows down your PC.

Previously, this feature was hidden. You had to go through Windows Security to find it. Lower said this project was a parallel effort alongside Reset This PC at Microsoft. It uses the same recovery tech as Reset This PC under the hood but doesnt restore those manufacturer-provided applications.

To use this, youll be able to go through the Reset process, access additional options, and deactivate the Restore preinstalled apps? option. This will make Windows perform a Fresh Start without the manufacturer provided softwarelike reinstalling Windows.

Microsofts Lower called the Windows Security option a secret squirrel entry point and said Microsoft would be discontinuing it. It makes sense for Fresh Start to be integrated into Reset This PC rather than being buried in Windows Security, which is an almost entirely separate application.

For now, the Fresh Start option is still available at Windows Security > Device Performance & Health. Click Additional Info under Fresh Start and click the Get Started button.

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Starting with the October 2018 Update, Windows 10s recovery environment can now uninstall quality updates. These are the smaller updates Windows installs on Patch Tuesday, for example. If an update caused a problem and your PC cant reboot, you can use the Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Uninstall Updates option in the Advanced Startup Options menu to restore it rather than digging through a Command Prompt window and looking for the most recent installed KB.

The Uninstall latest quality update option will uninstall the last normal Windows Update you installed, while Uninstall latest feature update will uninstall the previous major once-every-six-month update like the May 2019 Update or October 2018 Update.

This feature may sound pretty technical, and few people may use it, but theres some good news: Windows will automatically use it when it detects a problem with an update. So, if an update renders your Windows 10 system unbootable or causes another major issue, Windows 10 will automatically uninstall that quality update when it goes through the restore process. You dont even need to know this feature exists.

Before this automatic feature, only seasoned administrators who knew what they were doing could uninstall updates from the recovery environment.

Cloud Download is the latest exciting feature. As Lower writes on Microsofts blog, the standard imageless recoverynow known as Local Reinstallcan take more than 45 minutes and cannot always repair Windows if the installation is in a really bad state or is too corrupted.

The new Cloud Download feature will let you reinstall Windows from the cloud rather than using your local copies of files. If you have a fast internet connection, it can be faster than using Local Recoveryand it can be a more reliable way of recovering Windows, too. Its just like using the Media Creation Tool to download Windows onto a USB stick and restore your OS, but its built right into Windows 10, and you can do it in a few clicks.

To use this feature after Windows 10s 20H1 update becomes stable, head to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Get Started. After selecting either Keep my files or Remove everything, youll be prompted to choose Cloud download or Local reinstall.

Lower explains how it works in more detail on Microsofts blog. It works like you might expect it to. Windows will download the files it needs from Microsofts servers, create a new root operating system folder, migrate files like drivers from your current installation, and then swap the operating systems root folder.

RELATED: Microsoft Explains How Cloud Download Reinstalls Windows 10

In the future, Microsofts Lower said that Microsoft would be simplifying the overall interface by removing those secret squirrel entry points like the Fresh Start button in Windows Security.

Also, he said he hoped to do more with Cloud Downloadrather than using the machines local hardware drivers during the reinstallation, he would like Windows to download the latest, freshest hardware drivers instead. Thats just an aspirational goal, and theres no guarantee Microsoft will do this.

Lower also said hed be interested in whether people would want Cloud Download to let them upgrade to newer builds or downgrade to older builds, so thats another possible feature for the future.

Whatever Microsoft ends up doing, Windows recovery has already come a long way from even the days of Windows 7, when you had to use a manufacturer-provided recovery partition or just reinstall Windows from scratch.

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Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network television analyst and author.

Its not hard to know what the fallout from this debate will be: Pete Buttigieg offered his strongest performance of his campaign, with a series of forceful, coherent arguments, and at least one contender for quote of the night. He drew the sharpest distinctions yet between himself and the rest of the still crowded field, and gave voters a preview of the fight he might bring to a one-on-one debate with Donald Trump.

His pushback at Rep. Tulsi Gabbards attack on what she labeled a bipartisan regime change foreign policy was the first sustained case any of the Democrats have offered in defense of an activist foreign policya case buttressed by Buttigiegs military service.

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The slaughter going on in Syria is not a consequence of American presence, he said, turning to Gabbard, who herself served in the Army. Its a consequence of a withdrawal and a betrayal by this president of American allies and American values. A small number of specialized, special operations forces and intelligence capabilities were the only thing that stood between that part of Syria and what we're seeing now, which is the beginning of a genocide and the resurgence of ISIS. Meanwhile, soldiers in the field are reporting that for the first time they feel ashamedashamed of what their country has done. When I was deployed, I knew one of the things keeping me safe was the flag on my shoulder represented a country that kept its word. You take that away, it takes away what makes America America.

In that single answer, Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, folded in a defense of Americas international role with a concise assault on Trumps invitation for Turkey to invade Syria. It was one of several instances in which Buttigieg, lurking in the polls just below former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, made his strongest argument as a moderate alternative to front-running Biden, who, while avoiding the rhetorical stumbles of past debates, seemed to fade into the scenery as the night went on.

Buttigieg, displaying a passion that many said was conspicuously lacking in his earlier appearances, punched up on the subject of the candidates competing heath care plans. When Elizabeth Warren once again promised that costs will go down for most Americans under her no private insurance idea, Buttigieg staked out an alternative that went to the heart of the political danger of a single-payer plan. He noted that Warren, unlike Bernie Sanders, repeatedly refused to acknowledge the fact that taxes will go up for the middle class, which they argued would be more than eased by an overall lowering of costs.

A yes or no question that didn't get a yes or no answer, Buttigieg chided. This is why people are so frustrated. Your signature is to have a plan for everything, except this. No plan has been laid out to explain how a multi-trillion-dollar hole in this plan that Senator Warren is putting forward is supposed to get filled in. We can move forward with the biggest transformation since Medicare. The way to do it without a giant multi-trillion-dollar hole and avoiding a yes or no question is Medicare for all who want it.

And in what is sure to be among the most featured moments of the night, Buttigieg displayed a bit of temper in an exchange with former Congressman Beto ORourkes proposal for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons.

The problem isnt the polls, the problem is the policy, Buttigieg said. I don't need lessons from you on couragepersonal or political. The problem is not other Democrats who dont agree with your particular idea of how to handle this. The problem is the National Rifle Association and their enablers in Congress and we should be united in taking the fight to them.

What we owe to those survivors is a solution. We are at the cusp of building a new American majority to actually do things that congressmen and senators have been talking about with almost no impact for my entire adult life. This is really important, OK? On guns we are this close to an assault weapons ban. And we're going to get wrapped around the axle whether it's Hell, yes, were going to take your guns?

If Im right, Buttigieg will get the lions share of the Who won? judgments, with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar earning high marks as the moderate voice of reason, and Sanders demonstrating no ill effects from his recent heart attack.

But this raises a more fundamental question: Will Buttigiegs performance matter in the only way that really mattersa bump in the polls?

We have had one example of a much-heralded debate performance whose half-life proved nonexistent. Kamala Harris critique of Joe Bidens record on busing was the featured moment of the first debate. Her rise in the polls was followed by a steady return to single digits. Why? Perhaps it was her failure to explain exactly what her health care plan was; or that the distance between her and Biden on busing was shorter than first appeared; or that, in general the rationale for her campaign was less clear than those of her rivals. Whatever the cause, her one debate moment proved far too fragile to sustain a rise in support.

Less obvious, but equally significant, was Joe Bidens continued presence at or near the top of the pack, despite three debates in which he was heard wandering through a confusing rhetorical landscape of incomplete sentences, odd allusions and garbled statistics. His decades of experience, his ties to the still-wildly popular Barack Obama, his strength among African-American politicians and voters, has thus far mattered more than his unsteady debate performances. And if youre looking for a debate moment to account for Warrens steady rise in the polls, you wont find one. Instead, her overall debate presence has been characterized by a no drama offering of policies wrapped neatly around her strivers biography and stories she has gathered from people shes met on the trail.

For those of us whose professional lives revolve around politicswho only checked on the Washington-St. Louis game during commercial breaksdebates are often seen as high political drama, with enormous stakes. Every debate is viewed through the prism of the clashes leading up to a general election, even though we are 3 months away from the first primary vote. And voters know this, which is why every survey shows a thumping majority of them say they either have no favorite or could change their minds.

If these debates matter as much as the coverage suggests they do, we should see some measurable movement in the polls. But even if we do, the more significant question is: Will that movement be sustained? Or are there other factors that will make the sound and fury of these debates underwhelming in the end?

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It comes after he was forced to pull out of a performance in Japan earlier in the year

The Cures Simon Gallup was forced to pull out of the bands performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival last night (October 12th) and return to the UK due to another serious personal situation.

Headlining the Honda Stage on the Saturday of the festivals final weekend,The Cure were without their regular bassist, who, according to a statement put out by the band, had to return to the UK.

Another serious personal situation affecting our bassist Simon arose yesterday, and as a consequence he had to return to the UK, the statement read. It then thanked Gallups son Eden for filling in for his father: We would like to thank Eden Gallup for filling in on bass again at such short notice.

This isnt the first time this year that Gallup has had to pull out of a performance. In July, the bassist was unable to travel with the band to Japan to perform at Fuji Rock Festival. It was announced that a serious personal situation had arisen following a performance atPaleo Festival.

Eden Gallup also stood in for him then andthe band said they were very grateful to Ed for reaching out across the generational divide to help us out, and join him in welcoming his dad back for our seven remaining summer festival shows.

The Cure added to last nights statement by thanking everyone at ACL for their understanding and support.

Meanwhile,The Cures Robert Smith has revealed that the goth-rock icons have three new albums in the works with the first potentially arriving before the end of 2019.

After previously revealing that their next effort will be shaped by the darkness of losing his mother, father and brother, Smith confirmed plans for a release before the end of the year in a new interview.

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 10: (L-R) Alicia Keys, Syliva Rhone and Sara Bareilles attend the ... [+] City Of Hope's Spirit of Life 2019 Gala held at The Barker Hanger on October 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)

As I recently wrote about after seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers play a backyard party, Oceana has become one of the most beloved charities by musicians (link below). The most beloved?

After Beyonce played last year and Alicia Keys and Sara Bareilles teamed up for a joint performance this year, it's hard to argue against City of Hope. What they achieve on a yearly basis with their Spirit of Life gala is dazzling.

It's not hard to figure out why. As City of Hope President/CEO Robert Stone told me, "Cancer touches everyone, and you have someone stand up there and tell the story. And everyone in the audience, I promise you, are thinking the same things: 'That could be me' or 'That's my loved one.' And the whole evening is about providing hope. We're gonna have a great evening with entertainment, we're gonna celebrate. But at the end of the day it comes back to providing hope."

The secret to why these events are so successful is the mix of the personal touch and the entertainment. Take this year's event, held October 10 in Santa Monica, which raised more than $4 million for City of Hope. The musical lineup was, as always, stellar.

Starting with opener Yolanda Adams, everyone, who had a personal connection to honoree, Epic Records President/CEO Sylvia Rhone, delivered. Especially Keys and Barreilles, who came out together, with Keys on piano as Bareilles sang Keys' hit "If I Ain't Got You," then switching places as Keys sang Bareilles' "Gravity," before teaming up teaming up to perform a mashup of their hits "Girl On Fire" and "Brave" for a once in a lifetime collaboration. Then all five members of En Vogue, past and present, teaming up for the first time ever to perform some of their signature songs, such as "Free Your Mind" and "Hold On."

As great as the music was, it was just one part of a night where the focus was on the City of Hope and the good they do for patients battling cancer and other illnesses.

For instance, on this night, superstar producer Kuk Harrell came up and shared his story of how he got involved with City of Hope in part from last year's honoree, Big Jon Platt. Two days before the event he and I spoke and he gave me the in-depth version of what City of Hope did for him as he battled prostate cancer and why he was at Spirit of Life as a cancer survivor first and musician second.

"I will say 100 percent it was definitely miraculous. Having my care at City of Hope was fitting for me because when I was diagnosed late 2017 and had my surgery scheduled in October of 2018, being diagnosed, it was definitely hard. But I've always been a person who looks at everything from the positive side. I've never been a doom and gloom person," Harrell said. "My faith has definitely been the mainstay of all this and when I got diagnosed I had my surgery and six weeks after my surgery, realized my surgery went well. They took out my prostate, they were able to preserve all the nerves. But I had a small positive margin at the neck of the bladder and my surgeon told me because I had that, if anything else I would have to do seven weeks of low-dose radiation treatment. I live down here in Florida, I went to a place down here in Florida and I met with the radiation oncologist here and I just didn't feel comfortable with it, I didn't feel like it was the right place and I put a call out to my manager, Jay Brown at Roc Nation, who was very aware of my situation because we all work together. He said, 'Give me five minutes, I'll call you right back.' He made a call to big Jon, who said, 'Someone from City of Hope is going to be calling you within the hour.' I think four people called right after that. And I felt right away I was at more peace with the whole thing. And then fast forward to when it was time to meet with my medical oncologist, I flew out to L.A., met with her and right away I felt more hope than anything."

The hope they give patients is why music industry figures like Platt and Rhone, who DJ Khaled called, "A legend, an icon, and a music mogul," agree to step out from behind the scenes and make rare forays into the limelight. It's because of the cause.

"To me, City of Hope means doctors, researchers and community. They create miracles that make lives whole again, and my friend Kuk Harrell is proof of that. I am proud to be associated with an organization that is at the forefront of the fight for Health Equity, for African Americans and all minorities," Rhone told me.

She sees that firsthand, as do all of the honorees, as Stone explained to me. "The balance is struck months before the event when you have the honoree come to our Duarte campus and meet patients they are impacting and see the research that they're helping. And that just feeds on itself and it's in the air throughout the day," he said.

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Like survivors of a disaster that may or may not have been caused by climate change, Labor is slowly emerging from their bunker to survey the wreckage wrought upon them.

Five months on from their night of horrors the opposition is showing the first signs of regrouping after what has been a soul-destroying period as the Morrison government has resumed the treasury benches sans agenda or any real sense of purpose.

In this time opposition politics have seemed to be more like muscle memory, jumping on the leak of government key messages as though they were state secrets, confecting outrage at the prime ministers faux Trumpism, goading Barnaby into saying something else ridiculous.

Under their new leader Labor has ducked and weaved as the government has attempted to draw them into political alleyways on tax cuts and medevac and lately on the drug-testing of welfare recipients, recognition that they are in no state as yet to reengage in real fights.

A harsh but fair assessment would be that the opposition has been such in name only, with an election postmortem ongoing and increasingly public disagreements from senior figures inside and outside the parliament on what comes next.

This impression is reinforced by responses to questions in this weeks Essential Report designed to get the first real take on perceptions towards Anthony Albaneses Labor.

The low regard is unsurprising, just a quarter of all voters rating Labors performance as excellent or good. Indeed, a majority of Labor voters mark the performance as fair or poor, suggesting the current stasis is not sustainable for any extended period of time.

But before anything changes, the opposition needs to agree what went so horribly wrong in May and what can be done to ensure it is not repeated.

At the heart of the rebuilding exercise is the critical question: was it the progressive platform or the political campaign that drove a bare majority of Australians to reject Labor at the ballot box?

There is one school of thought lets call them the Joels that start with the premise that Labor got captured by the left and the progressive agenda was roundly rejected by mainstream Australia as a consequence.

There is another group lets call them the Waynes who are adamant it was the campaign and not the policy that failed the party.

Ahead of the release of the official election review, Labors position on climate change has emerged as a proxy battleground for these two world views.

The Joels are arguing to wind back ambitions on emissions to neutralise the attacks from the Coalition on the impact of policies on jobs. But in Waynes world, to walk away from progressive issues such as ambitious action on climate change would be to lose the election twice along with a generation of younger voters.

This weeks rebuff of the Joels by way of a largely symbolic climate extinction motion suggests the Waynes are gaining ascendency within the opposition. But the instinct to kick the big issues down the road means the debate will be ongoing.

A separate set of findings in this weeks report backs in the theory it was the campaign, not the issues that were Labors achilles heel; with Albaneses personal attributes significantly stronger than his predecessor.

This reinforces the argument that Labors campaign and, more pointedly, the Coalitions personal attacks on Bill Shorten fuelled by a third party-funded social media info-war had a significant impact on the final result.

This uptake in leader approval is reflected in general satisfaction with Albaneses performance, although he has not put a dent in the prime ministers preferred PM status.

These findings should give succour to those who argue that it was the execution of the platform and not the platform itself that needs the rethink.

Closing tax loopholes, acting on homelessness, investing in early learning, recalibrating workplace laws, repairing the NDIS and, yes, taking decisive action on climate change, were all popular progressive policies.

The majority of the public went with Labor on the journey, but too many baulked at the final hurdle, convinced the risk of change was too great and the returned Morrison government was the safe bet.

The failure of 2019 was actually one of cadence. A campaign full of announcements and promises simply overwhelmed the public. It wasnt climate change or any one thing that cost the election, it was everything.

To torture the metaphor, the answer is not to deny the impact of climate change on the election result, it is to make the Labor party climate resistant by recognising that leadership on this issue is a perquisite for any meaningful claim to power.

The debates going on inside Labor right now are important: to lead or respond, to play big target or small, to treat the political contest as a game or a mission. How these issues resolve will determine the sort of choice Australians face in three years time.

Peter Lewis is an executive director of Essential. He is the author of Webtopia the Worldwide Wreck of Tech and How to Make the Net Work

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WellStrong Bring Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab Concept to 49ers Fit in San Jose – 49ers.com

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The San Francisco 49ers and WellStrong medical services further expanded their physical therapy and sports rehab partnership with todays announcement of a new clinic located within the 35,000-plus square 49ers Fit fitness and recovery center in San Jose. The dedicated, co-branded facility welcomes OrthoNorCal to operate what stands as the third 49ers Rehab and Performance Physical Therapy Center open to the public in Northern California.

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Grand Opening of 49ers Rehab and Performance Physical Therapy Center at 49ers Fit

The 49ers Rehab and Performance Physical Therapy Center at 49ers Fit brings physical therapy and sports injury rehab to athletes and non-athletes seeking high quality care in Silicon Valley. The addition of OrthoNorCal and its experienced team of orthopedic specialists makes 49ers Fit the best-equipped physical therapy and rehab clinic in the Bay Area. In addition to the 40-yard indoor artificial turf area available for rehab drills and workouts, 49ers Fit already features an innovative recovery lounge featuring cryotherapy, NormaTec compression sleeves, hydromassages, and treatments delivered by the industrys leading experts.

We are committed to delivering the 49ers brand to our fans through innovative partnerships and initiatives such as the pairing of WellStrong and 49ers Fit, a natural pairing that will provide unmatched facilities and care for our customers, said Paraag Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises. Combining the expertise of the OrthoNorCal physicians with the professional grade training and recovery equipment at 49ers Fit makes our facility the most comprehensive rehab and recovery center for athletes of all levels in the Bay Area.

Even the most finely tuned athletes get aches, pains, and tweaked muscles so couldnt be more excited to welcome OrthoNorCal into 49ers Fit to add their expertise to the recovery equipment that we already have in the gym, said Jeremy Piamonte, 49ers Fit general manager. Weve had already designed 49ers Fit to be a full-service fitness and recovery center and with the addition of these orthopedic specialists we really have something no other facility can match.

The partnership between the 49ers and WellStrong launched in September 2017 with the opening of the first 49ers-branded physical therapy and sports rehabilitation center at 12 Upper Ragsdale Drive in Monterey, a collaboration with Monterey Spine & Joint. That successful collaboration led to the opening of a second overall location in January 2019, the groups first in San Jose, located at 550 S. Winchester Boulevard. All three facilities are fully operational and taking patients five days a week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WellStrong was founded on the belief that everyday athletes should have the ability to obtain professional athlete level care, and we are thrilled to see this idea grow with opening our third location, explained Scott Leggett, cofounder of WellStrong. 49ers Fit in San Jose is ideal as it provides convenient access to our physical therapy and rehabilitation services for an already active community.

WellStrong is an innovator in medical management services includingorthopedic, sports physicaltherapy, wellness, and prevention. At each if the three state-of-the-art, 49ers-branded physical therapy and sports rehabilitation facilities, WellStrongs licensed physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and medical assistants operate having received cross-training and best practice education from experienced 49ers team members.

Through the opening of these clinics, 49ers and WellStrong are providing the general public with access to professional athlete-quality physical therapy and rehabilitative care provided by licensed physicians and therapists. These certified practitioners have access to the best practices and experience of the athletic training and strength and conditioning professionals from the 49ers, with the opportunity to visit 49ers training camp to learn from the pros.

We are very excited to partner with WellStrong and the 49ers to meet our patients PT needs, said Nathaniel P. Cohen, MD Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, President of OrthoNorCal. WellStrongs experience and their dedication to patient care are impressive. The 49ers history of innovation in sports performance is legendary. They match our commitment to outstanding patient care.

The orthopedic surgeons of OrthoNorCal are specially trained to treat a multitude of orthopedic conditions of the bone, joint, and muscle. OrthoNorCals San Jose location at 49ers Fit stands as their fifth following locations in four major areas in Northern California Capitola, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Watsonville.

Featuring state-of-the-art equipment like that used by the San Francisco 49ers, 49ers Fit is a 36,500 square foot fitness and recovery center that boasts a 100-foot 49ers turf for functional and group training, cardio and strength training, yoga, cycling and group fitness studios, recovery lounge, kids room and more. Our elite staff of personal trainers is equipped to customize a game plan to achieve your fitness goals. Our dynamic team is comprised of fitness specialists across all disciplines. Let us help you get game day ready by visiting 49erFit.com or by calling 844-49ER-FIT or 408-412-8130 for the physical therapy and rehab clinic.

OrthoNotCal Orthopedic Specialists provide their patients with the highest level of care and compassion in a personalized setting, while helping them get back to whats most important. OrthoNorCal has four state-of-the-art office locations, our doctors see patients in Capitola, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Watsonville. OrthoNorCal offers specialists to cover surgical and non-surgical expertise for all areas of the body as well as imaging experts and workers compensation and occupational health specialists. Additional information is available at OrthoNorCal.com.

WellStrong strives to add value to its patients, physicians, and partners. WellStrong and its affiliates are driven to provide professional athlete-level care through its experienced team, cutting-edge technology, and facilities. WellStrongs belief is that movement is medicine, and its goal is to help individuals achieve their highest level of performance. A partnership between WellStrong and the San Francisco 49ers was formed in September 2017 to provide professional-athlete level treatment andpreventionfor sports-related injuries at affordable prices. Additional information is available at WellStrong.com.

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