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Can the Dodgers let the Diamondbacks run through their sprinklers instead?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error We praise McCain’s resume, which shows he went to war to preserve the Dodgers’ right to party hearty with respect and dignity.So this is how the Dodgers repay the favor?Yes, and with plenty of interest, apparently mostly from the Arizona media, swimming in their own cesspool of ignorance.The Dbacks’ feelings were hurt. They asked the Dodgers not to do any celebrating on the field. They did it anyway.Listen, you put a swimming pool in your backyard and don’t expect neighbors to scale the fence?Be glad Dodgers players weren’t dropping their pants and relieving themselves in Lake Gibson.Why weren’t the Dbacks upset by the fact Dodgers pitchers hit five of their players, including star attraction Paul Goldschmidt, in the last two games of the series?Arizona officials should have been there acting as the lifeguards for this pool of tears if they were going to be this oversensitive.They can call this “tired” and “disrespectful” and “classless.” But that’s ignoring the fact that their former pitcher, Ian Kennedy, once threw at the heads of Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke in a mid-June game at Dodger Stadium.After all this, the Dodgers should be thanking the hypersensitive Dbacks for that happening. It’s not a coincidence these Dodgers turned their season upside down after that, erasing a huge deficit and winning games at a ridiculous rate after that incident.“That dust-up against Arizona, you hated seeing it, but the next day, you saw real relationships developing in our clubhouse,” Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was saying while drying bubbly out of his eyes in the visiting clubhouse Thursday afternoon.“We learned a lot about each other that day. Maybe our team wasn’t as tight then, but they got the point.”Here’s the point: Next time you Dbacks win the NL West at Dodger Stadium, go ahead and climb up to the Hollywood sign and rearrange the letters. Turn over a cart of Dodger Dogs. Pants Tommy Lasorda.The Dodgers grounds crew might even let you run through the sprinklers if you’re being cool about it. Diamondbacks fans can go cry in it.Dodgers fans can continue to pour it all over themselves in celebration.Put it in a shot glass for Arizona senior senator, former presidential candidate and American war hero John McCain. He’s apparently willing to take the bullet for sending out a tweet calling the Dodgers a “no-class act” and “a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant spoiled brats” because a group of them dodged security, ran out of the clubhouse and dove into the Chase Field right-field swimming pool after clinching the NL West title Thursday afternoon.Maybe McCain has a Twitter account attached to his video poker phone app and sent that by mistake?McCain’s divine Diamondbacks took a dive in the division race, having once had the lead for the first couple of months before cannonballing out of contention.center_img Heard about the newest cocktail they’re serving at Arizona bars this weekend?It’s the Bloody Dodger.Korbel, with a splash of chlorine.With Hanley Ramirez’s bat to stir it up.last_img read more

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ICON announces results of new survey that examines key challenge of RD

first_imgMay 9 2018ICON plc, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced the results from a new survey of pharmaceutical executives and professionals by ICON and Pharma Intelligence, which examines the key challenge of declining research and development (R&D) efficiency.A roundtable of pharmaceutical industry executives discussed the survey findings, alongside the key challenges affecting the pharmaceutical industry. The discussion enabled industry experts to identify the potential for generating savings and improving trial efficiency, as well as assessing how digital disruption is forcing change.Related StoriesOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustryResearch reveals how mirror therapy relieves phantom limb painThe challenges most frequently cited by survey respondents are patient enrolment (56%), site start-up (43%) and regulatory approval delays and changes (43%). Respondents also identified study start up, patient recruitment and retention, and protocol development as three key areas with the most potential for generating savings and efficiencies.”ICON recognizes the challenges our customers are facing and is focused on building our integrated site and patient network to improve trial start up, as well as patient recruitment and retention.” commented Dr. Steve Cutler, Chief Executive Officer, ICON, on the survey findings.Opinions of which technology trends will have the greatest impact on clinical trial operations varied. 36% of survey respondents noted that leveraging big data and AI technologies would have the most impact on improving clinical trial efficiency. 35% reported that risk-based approaches toward monitoring held greater opportunity for impact on clinical development.The survey demonstrates that industry have realized the need for a holistic effort to transform trials, however, only one in five survey respondents (22%) stated their organization currently has an integrated effort to drive clinical trials transformations. A further 83% of respondents believe strategic partnerships with CROs will be important to the success of clinical trials over the next five years.Informed by the survey responses, the Improving Pharma R&D Efficiency whitepaper proposes a three-part framework for guiding strategy in transforming clinical trials. The whitepaper argues that while adopting disparate tactics can improve elements of clinical trial efficiency, the potential is even greater when change is applied in a coordinated fashion to reimagine and reinvent the R&D enterprise. Source:https://www.iconplc.com/news-events/news/icon-sponsors-industry-wi/index.xmlcenter_img Adopting a radical patient focus; A greater use of adaptive clinical trials and other alternate trial models; Automating data collection and analysislast_img read more

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