1 Crystal Palace star Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has revealed some of his team-mates forced him out of Paris Saint-Germain.The 29-year-old moved to the French champions from Newcastle in January 2014 after scoring seven Premier League goals that season.However, the Frenchman has now admitted that upon arriving in the French capital certain players made it clear they didn’t want him there.Cabaye this summer ended his time with PSG and reunited with his former boss Alan Pardew, who shelled out £10m to bring him to the Eagles.“I know that when I arrived [at PSG], there are some players who did not want me to come,” Cabaye told Canal+.“That’s football, it does not matter. Maybe one day we will speak again. It’s a number of things.“Once there is a loose ball or a bad pass, there’s bad looks. I hoped one day to wear the shirt of PSG and I had the opportunity, but it did not happen the way I wanted.“But I have no grudge against anyone.”
Wayne Rooney 1 Wayne Rooney hopes to break England’s goalscoring record against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday but his focus is on sealing top spot in Euro 2016 qualifying Group E.The Manchester United forward equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 goals by scoring in Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of San Marino, a win which secured their place for France next summer.The 29-year-old has loftier goal targets and is prepared to be patient if he doesn’t bring up his half-century against the Swiss. “It would be nice to do it at Wembley,” Rooney said.“It would be nice to do it and move on from that and concentrate on the team again. That’s the most important thing. To try to win the game tomorrow and finish the group top.“If it happens tomorrow then great. If not, it’s not something that will concern me. The main concern is the game.“I feel I’ve still got quite a lot of games left to play for England. If I was sat here saying ‘I just want to get 50 goals’ then I’d be lying.“I’d be disappointed if I ended my England career on 50 goals. I want to kick on and try to score as many goals as I can.“I’ve still got plenty of games to do that. Hopefully by the time I finish playing it will be more goals than 50.”
Christian Benteke celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Southampton 1 Jurgen Klopp may still be waiting for his first win as Liverpool manager, but fans are pretty happy with what they’ve seen.The Reds went close to picking up three points but were held 1-1 by Southampton at Anfield, though Christian Benteke gave supporters hope with a fine header.Benteke, a £32m signing in the summer, has had his start to life on Merseyside interrupted by injury and supporters are hoping this means the big Belgian is now over his spell on the sidelines.His name was trending on Twitter straight after the game and with Chelsea up next, his goal scoring return appears to have come at the right time.
“There’s a great need for a noninvasive and safe way to identify people who don’t have signs but have risk” of heart disease, he said. But there are potential downsides to more people doing this testing without extensive training. Suddenly, small-town family doctors could see scary-looking artery buildups and rush to treat some that might never be life-threatening. And while patients who see the pictures may be motivated to quit smoking, lose weight or go on cholesterol drugs, some might suffer side effects from unnecessary treatment. Ultrasounds also are being advertised directly to consumers – the latest “peace of mind” test like whole-body CT scans and MRIs. Some drugmakers are promoting wider testing because it could boost cholesterol pill sales. The American Heart Association says testing with traditional ultrasound machines can help certain patients, but does not endorse widespread screening with the small devices because proof of benefit is lacking. Guidelines from several groups suggesting who should use the small ultrasound devices, and on which patients, are expected next spring, said Stein, who heads a panel writing the advice. On balance, many doctors see more promise than peril. “It’s equivalent to a mammogram of the heart,” said Dr. Christopher Rembold, a cardiologist at the University of Virginia. If doctors see something suspicious, they can refer patients to specialists for more extensive tests before deciding whether or how to treat it, he said. Screening involves checking for buildups called plaque and measuring the thickness of the wall of the main neck artery. Normal thickness varies by age, race and sex, and charts give doctors detailed guidance. Too-thick arteries are a sign of higher risk for heart attack. Until recently, only ultrasound specialists did these tests, which were analyzed by a radiologist. That often meant patients needed another appointment at a hospital or ultrasound center, and a return trip to their primary doctor for results. The portable ultrasound devices are changing that. SonoSite Inc. of Bothell, Wash., came out with one in 1999. It was followed by GE Healthcare, a suburban Milwaukee unit of General Electric. They mostly are used in emergency rooms to check for problems with the heart’s valves or pumping capacity, or bulging abdominal arteries threatening to rupture. But scanning neck arteries became more common after SonoSite’s MicroMaxx came out in 2005. The 8-pound device is a small laptop and costs $25,000, or about $40,000 with related software. The pocket-size device that went on sale last week – the $10,000 Acuson P10 – might eventually expand artery scanning even more. Siemens Medical Solutions, the Malvern, Pa.-based unit of the German company Siemens AG, initially will sell the device for traditional heart imaging and emergency use, but plans to offer artery imaging in the near future. The quality of the images will have to be proved for the device to gain wide acceptance, several experts said. At UW-Madison, doctors have done neck scans with portable ultrasounds on about 900 patients. They charge $295, and three local HMOs agreed to pay. Most insurers do not, because of limited proof of the value of such tests. Others are selling neck scanning directly to consumers. Dr. Robert Bonow, cardiology chief at Northwestern University and a past heart association president, recently got an ad in the mail for screening at a shopping center near his Glencoe, Ill., home. He worries about the accuracy of such testing. Suppose the scanning is 90 percent accurate, and the normal rate of heart disease is 10 percent, he said. That would mean 20 out of 200 people would have heart disease and 180 would not. But the scan would tell 18 people they had it when they didn’t, and would miss heart disease in 18 who did. Because of the false alarms, “you may be treating twice as many people as you have to,” he said. “If you’re dealing with 2 million people, that’s a lot of people who don’t need treatment.” Robert Rosner, an ultrasound technician in Fort Myers, Fla., sells screening to police, fire and other municipal workers and through doctor offices and health clubs. He charges $180 and offers a personal testimonial. At age 42, he scanned his own arteries and was surprised to see a 30 percent narrowing in one. A doctor put him on medications, and a couple of years later, the plaque was gone. “Without needles or radiation or pain … there’s disease in the body that can be reversed,” he said. “I’m living proof.” UW’s Stein is leading a study to see whether family practice doctors can be trained in a weekend to accurately do the tests. SonoSite donated equipment, and a university-administered grant is paying for the study, which will test 350 patients. “The danger of overtreating is low, especially in an environment where we dangerously undertreat risk factors,” Stein said. Screening itself can be good, he pointed out. A previous study found that even those whose arteries were found to be normal were motivated to exercise more.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MADISON, Wis. – What if your doctor could swipe a wand over your neck and reveal whether you have hidden heart disease? That is now possible in places other than the sick bay of the starship Enterprise. Miniature ultrasound machines are starting to make their way into ordinary doctors’ offices, where they may someday be as common as stethoscopes and EKGs. A pocket-sized one weighing less than 2 pounds hit the market last week. Some of these devices can make images of neck arteries, which offer a “window” to heart arteries that cannot easily be seen. If the neck vessels are clogged, doctors know that those around the heart probably are, too, and that treatment or more testing is needed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe new ultrasound machines offer a relatively cheap, painless way to screen people with no symptoms of heart problems for signs of hidden trouble. Is that a good thing? Many doctors say yes, because for one-third of heart disease sufferers, the first symptom is dropping dead of a heart attack. Finding these people early and treating them could save lives. The test may be especially good for women, who often have few traditional signs. Lisa Rosenstock of Madison, Wis., is an example. At age 41, this trim, athletic mom had normal cholesterol and blood pressure but a troubling family history of heart attacks. Ultrasound revealed a big clog in the main artery from her heart to her head. Her cardiologist, Dr. James Stein of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, put her on medicines to lower her risk of a heart attack or stroke. He also is leading a study aimed at making ultrasound testing more common.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.They sent me an agreement stating I had to pay $1,400 by Oct. 18 and then $1,900 for four more months until my regular mortgage of $901 is caught up. They also stated all of those payments have to be in full; even if the total of partial payments are paid before the due date, they will not accept them. Can they do that? I do not understand why the money has to be paid in one lump sum as long as they get it before it is due. – Jeremy By Steve Bucci BANKRATE.COM Q uestion: I left active duty in the Marine Corps about seven months ago and got behind on my mortgage payments. I found a new job and am able to make the payments and some extra, but the mortgage company will not accept partial payment. Answer: I hear your frustration at the mortgage company’s rigid requirements for catching up on your mortgage loan. Unfortunately, you are not the only one, by a long shot, who is trying to catch up with missed mortgage payments. But I’m happy to say that there are some new, innovative solutions available. One such program is called PHASES – short for Preserving Homeownership and Savings Education Strategy. This program can give borrowers in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New York and Ohio who meet certain criteria a grant to catch up on their mortgages. The program is administered by Money Management International, the largest HUD-certified national nonprofit credit counseling agency. The program combines an online education program with counseling and the opportunity for individuals to receive a grant for up to $5,000 to bring past-due mortgage payments current. They also may be able to have other, nonmortgage debts, such as vehicle loans, brought current (as car repossession can put new pressure on a mortgage and lead to renewed problems). This kind of innovative response to the mortgage crisis facing many families is refreshing. The number of states involved has grown, so if yours is not on the current list, I’d check to see if it has been added. You can get more information about this program by calling 888-589-6959 or on the Money Management International Web site, www.money management.org. For those of you who live in the other states, I suggest you check for what programs may be available in your area by contacting a HUD-certified counseling agency. You can find a list of approved agencies on the HUD Web site, www.hud.gov. It sounds to me like you have the money that is necessary to meet the agreement to catch up on your loan; you would just like some flexibility in making the payments. What you have experienced so far is a variation on business as usual: often inflexible approaches offered by mortgage lenders who are following bureaucratic process and procedures laid down by investors and regulators that need to be updated. Let me caution you to be sure to make each payment exactly as scheduled and in the full amount. Mortgages are very different animals from other bills. Once you reach a certain point in delinquency, usually between 60 days and 90 days, the rules become very inflexible. A mistake at this time can lead to a fast train ride to foreclosure with no stops on the way. If you rely on the discipline you learned in the Marine Corps and stay with it, you’ll get caught up with your mortgage before you know it. Steve Bucci is president of Money Management International Financial Education Foundation. Go to www.moneymanagement.org for additional advice. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!