Globe is Driving the Growth of Product Lifecycle Management Market at a CAGR of 8.3%, according to Research Nester

Product Lifecycle Management

The global Product Lifecycle Management market is anticipated to bolster at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% to reach at USD 76.0 Billion by 2022.

BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2021”

The global product lifecycle management market is segmented into component type such as software and services. Among these segments, PLM service segment accounted for around 57% share of overall product lifecycle management market in 2015. The rise of the product life cycle management service segment is backed by growing need to increase the value of company’s PLM environment at every level of maturity and evolution. However, PLM software segment is also expected to witness satisfactory growth over the forecast period owing to rising adoption of PLM software such as product data management, computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing and other software.

Global product lifecycle management market is expected to register 8.3% CAGR over the forecast period. Moreover, the global product lifecycle management market is expected to reach at notable revenue of 76.0 Billion by the end of 2021. The market is expected to expand in future due to rising demand for innovative, cost effective, and time saving product management process in various industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer goods, energy, governments and others.

The aerospace & defense segment by end user is estimated to lead the product lifecycle management market during the forecast period. A number of advantages of implementing product lifecycle management solution in aerospace and defense industries such as improved quality of supply, reduced design to manufacture time and improved responsiveness to service & maintenance are likely to drive the growth of this segment during the forecast period.

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Growing Industrialization

Industries across the globe are continuously seeking for innovative, cost effective and time saving product management solutions. Further, growing adoption of product lifecycle management solutions in industries such as aerospace & defense, energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, food & beverage and others is likely to contribute in the expansion of global product lifecycle management (PLC) market during the forecast period.

Evolutionary benefits of product lifecycle management (PLM)

Product lifecycle management offers a number of benefits such as faster time to market, improved cycle times, fewer errors, less scrap & rework, greater productivity, better resource utilization and much more. Further, these transformational advantages of product lifecycle management software & services are likely to escalate the growth of global market during the forecast period. Although, lack of interoperability among dissimilar product versions coupled with low acceptance of PLM services by small and medium-sized enterprises is likely to dampen the growth of Global Product Life Cycle Management Market in near future.

The report titled “Global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2021” delivers detailed overview of the global product lifecycle management market in terms of market segmentation by component type, by end-user type and by region. Further, for the in-depth analysis, the report encompasses the industry growth drivers, restraints, supply and demand risk, market attractiveness, BPS analysis and Porter’s five force model.

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This report also provides the existing competitive scenario of some of the key players of the global product lifecycle management market which includes company profiling of SAP SE, IBM Corporation, Dassault Systèmes, Atos SE, Autodesk, Inc, Parametric Technology Corporation, Siemens AG, Accenture PLC, Hewlett-Packard Company,. The profiling enfolds key information of the companies which encompasses business overview, products and services, key financials and recent news and developments. On the whole, the report depicts detailed overview of the global product lifecycle management market that will help industry consultants, equipment manufacturers, existing players searching for expansion opportunities, new players searching possibilities and other stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to the ongoing and expected trends in the future.

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Trump visited Mississippi’s new civil rights museum amid protests

donald trump mississippi civil rights museum President Donald Trump, left, gets a tour of the newly opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Associated Press/Susan Walsh

  • President Donald Trump visited a newly opened museum on the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday.
  • His presence triggered protests by Jackson residents, many of whom argued that the president has rejected many of the values embodied by the civil rights movement.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.

As Trump gazed at an exhibit on Freedom Riders at the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, demonstrators near the site held up signs that said “Make America Civil Again” and “Lock Him Up.” Some shouted “No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA.”

Trump spent about 30 minutes at the museums, gave a 10-minute speech to select guests inside and then flew back to his Florida estate, skipping the public schedule of the dedication ceremony held outside on a chilly day. He spent more time getting to Jackson than he did on the ground.

Trump’s remarks steered clear of addressing the anger that his participation had sparked leading up to the dedication. In a deliberate voice and rarely diverting from his prepared words, the president sought to honor the famous and the anonymous for their efforts on behalf of freedom for all.

“The civil rights museum records the oppression, cruelty and injustice inflicted on the African-American community, the fight to bring down Jim Crow and end segregation, to gain the right to vote and to achieve the sacred birthright of equality. And it’s big stuff. That’s big stuff,” he said.

“Those are very big phrases, very big words. Here we memorialize the brave men and women who struggled to sacrifice and sacrifice so much so that others might live in freedom,” he said.

The national president of the NAACP and the mayor of Mississippi’s capital city said they kept their distance from Trump because of his “pompous disregard” for the values embodied by the civil rights movement.

mississippi trump protestor Gladys Bunzy, of Jackson, Miss., protests Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, against the visit of President Donald Trump in Jackson, Miss. Associated Press/Jeff Amy

Derrick Johnson, head of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said at a news conference that they looked forward to a “grander opening” of the museum that they can attend.

Johnson, a Mississippian, charged that Trump opposes labor rights, education, health care and voting rights for all Americans.

“We will never cede the stage to an individual who will fight against us,” Johnson said. “We will not allow the history of those who sacrificed to be tarnished for political expediency.”

Johnson and Lumumba spoke to about 100 supporters, including some who participated in the civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s, at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, which was once the first public school built for African-Americans in Jackson. Now it’s a museum to black history and culture.

Lumumba called Trump to task for “his pompous disregard for all of those factors that will not enable us to stand with him today.”

The state’s attorney general, Jim Hood, criticized Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for inviting Trump. “It threw cold water in the face of people who fought the battles for civil rights,” Hood said.

Trump, in his speech, reflected on the past and hoped for a bright future, drawing on the achievements of civil rights veterans:

“Today we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice. We pray for inspiration from their example. We want our country to be a place where every child from every background can grow up free from fear, innocent of hatred and surrounded by love, opportunity and hope. Today we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice and peace. ”

Among the high-profile figures to stay away was US Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights movement. Lewis, who was among scores of Democratic lawmakers who skipped Trump’s inauguration in January to protest his record on race, said Trump’s presence at the museum opening was an insult.

The White House accused Lewis and others of injecting politics into a moment it said could be used to bring people together.

Trump has been accused of harboring racial animosity, and critics cite his blaming of “both sides” for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the summer. Trump has also relentlessly criticized NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality largely directed at African-American males.

During the presidential campaign, Trump called for a “complete and total shutdown” of Muslims entering the US

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Associated Press writers Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus contributed to this report.

Beef Jerky website launches – Rucksnacks serving the UK, Ireland and EU markets.

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Best Beef Jerky – Rucksnacks

Offering premium Irish Beef Jerky with a simple overall aim which is to offer the best beef jerky with only natural ingredients to all.

it’s ProfileTree’s pleasure to write about their exciting new flavours and their dedication to being a premier locally made healthy alternative to snacking. ”

— Ciaran Connolly

MONAGHAN, DUBLIN, IRELAND, December 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — There’s always a neat story behind all the foods in our happy little universe. Every dish and snack is a constantly evolving part of a long lineage of delicious and (hopefully) nutritious pieces of tasty history. If you take the time to learn about your favourite foods, you’d be amazed at the stories and events surrounding them, and the people whose passion for the culinary experience drove them to add their own touches to each and every type of food out there, creating variations, styles and combinations that make each eating experience that much more special.
And on the topic of historical foods, you have the tried and true innovation that is beef jerky. A piece of culinary history going back all the way to ancient Egypt and the indigenous tribes of south America as well as Africa, beef jerky has been a crucial part of many an explorer’s hardy diet. With lean slabs of meat cut, treated, spiced and dried to preserve the delicious snack for as long as possible, this adventurer’s food has been the treat of choice for humble parent and hardcore athlete alike.

Colm and Co’s Journey to Jerky
It’s no surprise that passionate and driven folk around the world in our time have made their own marks on beef jerky history for the sake of perfecting their favourite storied snack. Colm Connolly; An experienced beef farmer from a fifth generation farming family whose expertise with breeding beef cattle pretty much speaks for itself. Hailing from the lush and beautiful green rural county Monaghan, Colm and his girlfriend decided to shake their jobs loose and go on a grand adventure, backpacking for seven months through North and South America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East on a quest to immerse themselves in the rich scenery, culture and culinary experiences on offer. After sampling enough of the local cuisine, they’d grown fond of the various delectable types of beef jerky available throughout the lands, but always thought that something was missing from the flavour, something they kept experiencing as they tasted more and more. On making their return to pretty Ireland in June of 2015, and seeing the stark lack of nutritious, healthy and convenient snacks around, they decided to embark on an even more rewarding quest; To merge all their travel and culinary experience with their long farming heritage to make their own range of healthy snacks, using nothing but the finest natural dried beef infused with their own special, subtle flavours. Eventually going on to start their line of quality beef jerky, Rucksnacks.

What is Rucksnacks?
Rucksnacks is 100% family owned premium Irish beef jerky. Straying away from artificial ingredients and lackluster flavouring agents, Rucksnacks brand beef jerky is the perfect treat to have anywhere, anytime. Stuck at the office and swamped with work? Why not crack open a pack of guilt free honey roasted Rucksnacks? Perhaps you’re a fitness buff and want to stay mindful of what goes in and out of your body. In that case, having a pack of cracked black pepper Rucksnacks is the ideal solution to your nutritional needs; with around 16.5 grams of protein per pack, 88.5 kcals of energy and only 0.6 grams of saturated fat, it’s the perfect snack to keep you energised and well fed throughout your workouts. Rucksnacks are also a hiker’s perfect companion, brave the mountains and rivers of beautiful Ireland with a couple packs of spicy curry Rucksnacks for a convenient and lean snacking experience on the go. You can guarantee your hunger will stay well at bay with a pack of Rucksnacks handy, and your body won’t complain much either; With only premium, grass fed Irish beef that’s rich in protein, a high vitamin and mineral index and entirely gluten free, it’s the healthiest alternative to conventional snacks you might be accustomed to.

Give Me the Goods
When you look at Colm’s story and his efforts to produce locally sourced and high quality beef jerky, it conveys the passion and positive energy he has vested in his product and his idea. A man who’s passionate about something is always destined to achieve something or another, and Colm is a prime example of this. Rucksnacks is available in five delicious flavours including Fiery Red Chilli, Honey Roast, Sweet Chilli, Spicy Curry and Original. With a shop on their website offering free shipping on orders over €35/£35.

Our Pleasure
We here at ProfileTree are happy to hear stories like those of Colm and Rucksnacks, and it’s ProfileTree’s pleasure to write about their exciting new flavours and their dedication to being a premier locally made healthy alternative to snacking.
ProfileTree offers a wide range of online marketing and web development services that you should definitely consider. We’re dedicated to putting our combined experiences to create quality content for your product and/or service as if it’s our own, and we’re exceedingly passionate about making your brand pop wherever it should. Our search engine optimization services leave almost nothing to be desired as we slave over a hot analytics interface to make sure your online presence is very visible in Google’s search engine results pages, making sure to drive valuable traffic into your brand. Maybe you’re in the market for some bespoke web design and/or development? Our belief when it comes to efficient web design is the right choice of content management systems, proper implementation of development aspects to make sure your site is a smooth experience and regular communication to keep you up to date and how everything is going and take your valuable input into consideration. We’re also pretty handy with video and social media marketing, branding and photography. When you go for ProfileTree, you expect nothing less but quality and satisfaction, and we’re happy to be able to deliver your desired results anytime.

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Trump honors civil rights heroes amid protests

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President Donald Trump speaks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.

As Trump gazed at an exhibit on Freedom Riders at the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, demonstrators near the site held up signs that said “Make America Civil Again” and “Lock Him Up.” Some shouted “No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA.”

Trump spent about 30 minutes at the museums, gave a 10-minute speech to select guests inside and then flew back to his Florida estate, skipping the public schedule of the dedication ceremony held outside on a chilly day. He spent more time getting to Jackson than he did on the ground.

Trump’s remarks steered clear of addressing the anger that his participation had sparked leading up to the dedication. In a deliberate voice and rarely diverting from his prepared words, the president sought to honor the famous and the anonymous for their efforts on behalf of freedom for all.

“The civil rights museum records the oppression, cruelty and injustice inflicted on the African-American community, the fight to bring down Jim Crow and end segregation, to gain the right to vote and to achieve the sacred birthright of equality. And it’s big stuff. That’s big stuff,” he said.

“Those are very big phrases, very big words. Here we memorialize the brave men and women who struggled to sacrifice and sacrifice so much so that others might live in freedom,” he said.

The national president of the NAACP and the mayor of Mississippi’s capital city said they kept their distance from Trump because of his “pompous disregard” for the values embodied by the civil rights movement.

Derrick Johnson, head of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said at a news conference that they looked forward to a “grander opening” of the museum that they can attend.

Johnson, a Mississippian, charged that Trump opposes labor rights, education, health care and voting rights for all Americans.

“We will never cede the stage to an individual who will fight against us,” Johnson said. “We will not allow the history of those who sacrificed to be tarnished for political expediency.”

Johnson and Lumumba spoke to about 100 supporters, including some who participated in the civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s, at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, which was once the first public school built for African-Americans in Jackson. Now it’s a museum to black history and culture.

Lumumba called Trump to task for “his pompous disregard for all of those factors that will not enable us to stand with him today.”

The state’s attorney general, Jim Hood, criticized Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for inviting Trump. “It threw cold water in the face of people who fought the battles for civil rights,” Hood said.

Trump, in his speech, reflected on the past and hoped for a bright future, drawing on the achievements of civil rights veterans:

“Today we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice. We pray for inspiration from their example. We want our country to be a place where every child from every background can grow up free from fear, innocent of hatred and surrounded by love, opportunity and hope. Today we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice and peace. “

Among the high-profile figures to stay away was U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights movement. Lewis, who was among scores of Democratic lawmakers who skipped Trump’s inauguration in January to protest his record on race, said Trump’s presence at the museum opening was an insult.

The White House accused Lewis and others of injecting politics into a moment it said could be used to bring people together.

Trump has been accused of harboring racial animosity, and critics cite his blaming of “both sides” for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the summer. Trump has also relentlessly criticized NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality largely directed at African-American males.

During the presidential campaign, Trump called for a “complete and total shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S.

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Mission-Driven Massage Company Pledges to Donate Cordless BuffEnuff® Percussive Massagers to East Africa.

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Percussion Fitness partners with charity Dreamweaver International to promote global health with Share the Healing Campaign, donating massagers to Kenya.

When the BuffEnuff Massager is used to help people heal there is a powerful release of positive strong emotions of connection, safety, and comfort that bond people to one another.”

— Dr. Warren Bruhl

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, December 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Combining their passion for healing with their passion for giving, Percussion Fitness’ leadership team, including doctor of chiropractic and humanitarian Dr. Warren Bruhl, Licensed Massage Therapist Jason Auer-Sears and CrossFit Trainer Jimmy Greninger is on a mission to bring the healing power of portable power massage to under served populations in Kenya, East Africa. During a month-long effort, Percussion Fitness is partnering with Dreamweaver International to donate 1 BuffEnuff® Power Massager, their newly launched cordless percussive massager for every case (8 units) sold online to bring healing massage therapy to Kenyans.

If you’re looking to combine doing good this holiday season with your gift-giving, the BuffEnuff® Power Massager may be the perfect gift for you!

“When the BuffEnuff Massager is used to help people heal there is a powerful release of positive strong emotions of connection, safety, and comfort that bond people to one another. When one person helps another alleviate pain and suffering the one who was touched, healed by the experience and the one who provided the healing are bonded and connected. Percussion Fitness has a desire to see the world heal together,” states Percussion Fitness’ CEO and Dreamweaver Director, Dr. Warren Bruhl.

Now available at www.PercussionFitness.com, the BuffEnuff® Power Massager delivers professional-grade percussive therapy to tight muscles, trigger points and provides instant relief from tension and everyday aches and pains. Because it’s cordless, you can quickly relax tense muscles no matter your location. Ideal for myofascial release, workout recovery, clinical use, and at-home use.

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Dr. Bruhl adds, “Percussion Fitness is passionate about giving back and is a proud supporter of non-profit Dreamweaver International that brings healthcare, education and humanitarian aid to Kenya, East Africa and sports and hope to children around the world. Collectively, we all want to feel empowered and we’re committed to bringing hope and healing to underserved populations. Together, we share a commitment to global healing and transforming the well being of people around the world.”

Dr. Bruhl returns to Africa for a two-week mission trip with Dreamweaver January 19 through February 3, 2018 and will lead efforts to bring healing modalities and education to health care providers as well as villagers in remote bomas in Kenya.

Percussion Fitness provides education, techniques, tips and tutorials on how to use the BuffEnuff® massager to enhance therapeutic benefits. To learn more about the BuffEnuff® “BE” Healing Technique, visit www.PercussionFitness.com.

Note: Percussion massage can be extremely helpful as an adjunct to other treatments and should not be used as a substitute for seeking medical care and proper therapeutic guidance for injuries.

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Percussion Fitness® is a unique company with dedicated leaders who understand consumer needs, fitness enthusiasts, and health professional’s healing goals for their clients. Led by a dynamic professional team, including a top Chiropractor, Massage Therapist and CrossFit Trainer with over 25 years of knowledge and experience behind them, Percussion Fitness® is the first company to introduce a cordless oscillating power massager with a flat surface for expanded healing that enables users to give themselves a great therapeutic massage anywhere, anytime. The company believes in giving back and is dedicated to offering people around the world effective tools to self-heal and improve quality of life through their ongoing support of non-profit Dreamweaver International. For the latest news, massage tips, and more, follow Percussion Fitness’ ‘BE Fit’ Blog at www.PercussionFitness.com/Blog. For more information about Dreamweaver or ways you can help, visit www.Dreamweaver911.org.

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Did the CIA’s chief James Angleton fall for British traitor Kim Philby?

​Kim Philby and Jim Angleton first met at Bletchley Park, in early 1944. A precociously literate 26-year-old Yale graduate, Angleton had been spotted as a promising spy by his professors and sent to the British intelligence centre for espionage training. There, Philby, chief of MI6 intelligence operations in Spain and Portugal, taught him the black arts of counter-intelligence.

The two formed a friendship. Philby, then aged 32, preferred Angleton’s quiet good manners to the fawning Anglophilia of his more provincial countrymen. A year later, when Angleton was assigned to run the US counter-intelligence office in Rome, Philby dropped in from his posting in Turkey. They compared notes on marriage and the growing threat of the Soviet Union.

The men renewed their friendship in Washington in 1949, when Philby took over the MI6 station here. Angleton, a rising star at the newly created CIA who would go on to become its counter-intelligence chief, never guessed that his friend was a communist spy, who was passing on his every confidence to Moscow.

Philby’s epic treachery is now the stuff of legend, as is the futile mole hunt by Angleton that followed.

As a double agent, Philby not only betrayed his home country, but the Americans who placed so much trust in their more experienced British counterparts. That is why I have written a biography of Angleton – not only to capture Kim Philby through American eyes, but to understand the impact his audacious treachery had on the CIA in its formative years.

These were times fraught with sexual tension in intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Philby touched on homoerotic currents as electric and buried as the phone lines those spies routinely wiretapped. His betrayal of Angleton was ideological and emotional. Its impact was political and psychological.

Philby and Angleton’s friendship blossomed in the spring of 1950, amid a moral panic in Washington. In a series of sensational speeches, Republican senator Joe McCarthy had woven together the threats of communism and homosexuality into twin fervours that historians have dubbed the “Red Scare” and the “Lavender Scare”.

The two spies were cosmopolitan men who disliked McCarthy’s demagogic style. Angleton was married and a father of three. Philby was on the second of his four marriages, had four children, several mistresses, and many conquests. His housemate in Washington (and fellow spy) was Guy Burgess, a Cambridge classmate who had previously worked for the BBC and the Home Office. Openly gay, he did not conceal his amused contempt for American morality.

Philby’s affection for Burgess bordered on the physical. Wilfred Mann, a scientist who worked in the British embassy, dropped by Philby’s house unannounced one morning in early 1951 and found Philby and Burgess lounging together in bed, sipping champagne and dressed only in bathrobes.

Angleton was half-amused, half-appalled by Burgess’ exuberant style. When Angleton invited both men to his house, his daughter remembered how they frolicked. “They’d start chasing each other through the house in this little choo-choo train,” Siri Hari Angleton once remarked. “These men in their Eton ties, screaming and laughing!”

Thanks to McCarthy’s insinuations, homosexuals were presumed to be a security risk because of the potential for blackmail. For these spies, same-sex liaisons were seen as an aberration; an indicator of psychological weakness (but not sufficient for disqualification from the intelligence community).

In May 1951, the friendship of Philby and Angleton was tested by terrible news. While on home leave, Burgess had disappeared, along with Donald Maclean, an Embassy official who GCHQ and National Security Agency code-crackers had identified as a probable Soviet spy. The two men soon turned up in Moscow.

Had someone tipped off Burgess and Maclean that the net was closing?

Many suspected Philby, who insisted, with sheepish aplomb, that he had been fooled like everyone else. Angleton sided with his friend.

Perhaps, some colleagues later wondered, he had been blinded by affection. In a memo, he wrote: “Philby had consistently ‘sold’ [Burgess] as a most gifted individual … In this respect, he has served as subject’s apologist on several occasions when subject’s behaviour has been a source of extreme embarrassment in the Philby household.”

Bill Harvey, a senior CIA Soviet expert, scoffed. “Where’s the rest of the story?” he scrawled on Angleton’s memo, confiding in one colleague he thought there had been a homosexual relationship between the two friends.

After Maclean and Burgess defected, it became apparent the Soviets had agents deep in Western intelligence. Still, Angleton remained blind to any involvement on the part of Philby, insisting to James McCargar, a CIA colleague: “I still feel Philby some day will head the British service.”

Philby never escaped the shadow of suspicion but Angleton sided with MI6 officials who rejected the charge that he was a spy. By the time Philby moved to Beirut in 1956 to work as a journalist, Angleton had become chief of counter-intelligence at the CIA, with a staff of 200.

Knowing there were lingering suspicions, he arranged for Lebanese police to watch his old friend. They reported that Philby had been spotted sneaking off to rendezvous with the wife of a friend and Angleton was satisfied. Kim was a rogue, not a Red.

So when Philby finally defected to Moscow in January 1963, Angleton was shattered. For 19 years, his mentor and dear companion had played him for a fool, while stealing atomic secrets, US plans for the Korean War and countless secrets that had been read by Stalin.

The realisation came as a “terrible shock”. Angleton knew he had confided in Philby “far beyond any routine relationship between the colleagues of two friendly countries”, said Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend in MI6. “The knowledge that he, the top expert in the world on Soviet espionage, had been totally deceived had a cataclysmic effect.”

The powerful and now paranoid Angleton redoubled his search for a KGB mole in the upper ranks of the CIA, certain that another Philby was lurking. He investigated 40 agency employees, and effectively killed the careers of about a third of them. Yet he never found a plausible suspect.

From Moscow, his former pal Philby tormented him. In his witty, malicious 1968 memoir, My Silent War, Philby depicted Angleton as a hapless dupe.

“The key to Philby, if there is a single one,” wrote McCargar who worked with both men, “is less likely to be found in the faults of the Establishment, than it is in a compulsion to betray and deceive, which underlay all his relationships.”

Ultimately, Angleton knew that better than anyone. Near the end of his life, his CIA colleagues threw him a farewell luncheon where he was asked if he wanted to say anything that he had previously never disclosed about the Philby case.

“There are some matters I shall have to take to the grave with me,” he replied, heartbroken to the end, “and Kim is one of them.”

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton by Jefferson Morley is published by Scribe.

Telegraph, London

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Radiohead To Tour South America, Skip Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

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Radiohead To Tour South America, Skip Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction -

Radiohead announced a series of April 2018 tour dates that will span six music festivals all over South America. One of those dates, at the Soundhearts Festival in Buenos Aires, happens to fall on April 14, the same day as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The English rockers are considered a heavy favorite to receive the accolade, but with a concert scheduled in Argentina for the same day, the band have decided to skip the ceremony.

Radiohead guitarist and effects unit specialist Ed O’Brien reserved a bit of skepticism for the whole Hall of Fame process, saying, “With British bands, there was a lot of hostility. It’s in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies… It’s a little bit thin on black artists and hip-hop artists. I’m just speaking as a fan of American music, I would have thought that Dr. Dre should have been in there two years ago. His name should be first on the list way ahead of Radiohead.”

The group also took to Twitter to post a long-awaited update on the Downsview Park stage collapse incident, which took the life of drum technician Scott Johnson. An inquest is underway, which the band considers scant justice considering a Canadian judge already stayed the charges in a trial resulting from the tragedy.

Radiohead 2018 Tour Dates:

4/11 — Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional (SUE Festival)

4/14 — Buenos Aires, AR @ Tecnopolis (Soundhearts Festival)

4/17 — Lima, PR @ Estadio Nacional (Soundhearts Festival)

4/20 — Rio de Janerio, BR @ Parque Olimpico (Soundhearts Festival)

4/22 — São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque (Soundhearts Festival)

4/25 — Bogota, CO @ Parque 222 (Soundhearts Festival)

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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
11.30.17

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Trump lays it on the Flori-Bama line for Moore

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TRUMP LAYS IT ON THE FLORI-BAMA LINE FOR MOORE 
In the biggest political bet of his presidency so far, President Trump tonight will try to save the Senate candidacy of embattled Alabama GOP nominee Roy Moore

Trump will be in Pensacola, Florida tonight, just over the border from Mobile, Ala. The trip was planned while the White House was still looking for a way to endorse Moore without officially naming him. 

It would have been a nice bit of legerdemain. Trump would have been visiting the correct metropolitan area, but the White House could still have accurately said that he never went to Alabama to campaign. Trump’s daughter-in-law even recorded phone calls for Alabama voters to come on down to the Pensacola Bay. 

It turned out to be an unnecessary sleight of hand since Trump would subsequently reverse course and specifically endorse Moore, even calling to offer his encouragement to the candidate. 

Friends and foes of the president both are casting the Alabama race as a repeat of the 2016 content in miniature. 

Moore, like Trump last year, has faced allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women, teenage girls at the time of the alleged offenses. The claims against Trump were less objectionable than the ones against Moore who is said to have taken advantage of his position as a prosecutor to seek out girls as young as 14. But the timing and source of the accusations – just weeks before the election from the establishment press – are similar. 

Trump’s former top political adviser, Steve Bannon and Moore himself explicitly made this comparison. The argument is essentially that the accusations aren’t as important as the fact that liberal media outlets are levying them. 

Certainly, tonight we can expect to hear Trump riff on the fact that one of Moore’s many accusers admitted that she had added “notes” noting the place and time that Moore signed her high school year book. Given the degree to which Moore’s defenders have cited this as exculpatory, we might even get to hear a “fake news” or two. 

But what we don’t know is how the vote on Tuesday is going to turn out. 

We have discussed before how hard this race is to forecast given the fact that it has been so long since Alabama has had a competitive Senate race, let alone one that is being held in a special election. 

Will African American voters turn out? Will suburbanites in Birmingham and Mobile stay home? We can guess, but what makes this race so fascinating is that it is substantially without precedent in the state. 

On the upside for Trump, we can assume that his preferred candidate is favored to win. We can discuss at a later date what the consequences for the rest of the Republicans in the Senate will be if Moore is elected and brings his penchant for outrages to Washington. 

Democrats have been making ready for Moore’s arrival, giving Al Franken the boot and sharpening their spades to dig new trenches for the “war on women.” But a win is still a win. 

If Moore loses, which he might, Trump will be spared the aggravation and potential political consequences of the Alabamians elevation. But it would not be a very good sign for the president’s overall popularity. 

A Pew Research poll out today shows the shift in Trump’s popularity with key groups since taking office. Some of Trump’s steepest declines have been with white Evangelical Protestants (down 17 points since February), white voters without college degrees (down 10 points) and voters over the age of 65 (also down 10 points).

As it happens, those are some pretty important demographic groups in an Alabama election. Alabama voters already handed Trump the first special-election loss of his presidency in September, when they chose Moore over Trump’s preferred candidate, incumbent Luther Strange

Trump presumably became more willing to back Moore not just because the similarities to their election narratives but also because it looked like he would be backing the likely winner. He had better hope so. 

Back-to-back defeats for his candidates in one of the most Republican states in the union would badly damage his clout with senators weighing crucial legislation at year’s end. 

THE RULEBOOK: OYEZ, OYEZ
“Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation. The treaties of the United States, to have any force at all, must be considered as part of the law of the land.” – Alexander HamiltonFederalist No. 22 

TIME OUT: FAKE OR FRIGHTENING?
Atlantic: “On Wednesday, a team of scientists unveiled a newly discovered dinosaur that had the body and sickle-clawed feet of Velociraptor, the head and snout of a swan, and weird arms that were somewhere between grasping limbs and flattened flippers. This bizarre murder-swan, which the team christened Halszkaraptor, was so odd that when they first saw it, they suspected that it was a fake… But after using a particle accelerator to scan the animal, and the rock in which it is still encased, [Phillip Currie] and his colleagues are convinced that it’s the real deal. Not everyone is so sure, though. When Steve Brusattefrom the University of Edinburgh first saw a picture of Halszkaraptor, his spidey sense also started tingling.  … ‘This new discovery has thrown a lot of us for a loop,’ he says. ‘It’s either really a new dinosaur, which would be awesome, or it’s been tampered with and I really hope that’s not the case.’”

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SCOREBOARD
Trump net job-approval rating: -23.4 points
Change from one week ago: down 5 points

[President Trump’s score is determined by subtracting his average job disapproval rating in the five most recent, methodologically sound public polls from his average approval rating, calculated in the same fashion.]

REPORT: FRANKS OFFERED AIDE $5 MILLION TO HAVE HIS BABY
Fox News: “Arizona Rep. Trent Franks said he is resigning effective immediately after his wife was admitted to the hospital. The announcement on Friday comes after the Republican initially released plans to step down in January. The abrupt announcement follows new reports that Frank allegedly repeatedly pressed a former aide to carry his child, offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate. ‘Last night, my wife was admitted to the hospital in Washington, D.C. due to an ongoing ailment,’ Franks said in a statement. ‘After discussing options with my family, we came to the conclusion that the best thing for our family now would be for me to tender my previous resignation effective today, December 8th, 2017.’ Franks first announced his resignation Thursday evening after learning of an investigation into his behavior by the House Ethics Committee.”

Nevada Dem Kihuen tries to outlast outrage – Politico: “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi won’t call for a primary challenger to take on Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen, despite saying the freshman Democrat should resign due to sexual harassment allegations. ‘This is not about politics. That’s the last thing this is about,’ Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday in response to questions about Kihuen, who has rejected demands from party leaders to step down. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee did not respond to requests for comment on whether it would fund a primary challenger against Kihuen. The campaign arm has, however, removed Kihuen from its ‘frontline’ program, which prioritizes funding for vulnerable members. But beyond those steps, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have not maneuvered to force out Kihuen as they did with Rep.John Conyers (D-Mich.), who resigned Tuesday after a concerted behind-the-scenes effort. That could change, Democratic aides say, if more allegations crop up. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is also divided on how to handle the issue.”

Pressure mounts on Texas GOP’s Farenthold – AP: “The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. The committee said it will investigate whether Farenthold sexually harassed a former member of his staff and retaliated against her for complaining. The committee also said the panel would review allegations that Farenthold made inappropriate statements to other members of his official staff. Lauren Greene is a former communications director in the congressman’s office. She alleged in a 2014 federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed and fired soon after complaining of a hostile work environment. Farenthold said when the case was settled in 2015 that he didn’t engage in any wrongdoing. The committee had already been conducting a discretionary review of the matter and has examined more than 200,000 pages of materials and interviewed multiple witnesses.”

HOUSE CONSERVATIVES: NO OBAMACARE IN SPENDING BILL 
The Hill: “House leaders have promised conservatives that the next spending bill will not contain funding for ObamaCare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said Thursday. ‘The three things that we’ve been told are not gonna happen as part of our agreement: no CSRs, no DACA, no debt limit,’ Walker said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Walker, chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), said the promise was made during a meeting RSC members had with House leaders on Tuesday afternoon. The cost-sharing subsidies have been a flashpoint during negotiations over both the GOP tax bill and the bill to continue funding the government beyond Dec. 22. … The House and Senate are in the process of working out the differences between the tax bills passed by their respective chambers. A final version could pass as soon as next week. … Additionally, Walker said the RSC is pushing for the next spending bill to have ‘mandatory reforms’ like work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries.

Collins tax vote imperiled over insurance funding impasse – Bloomberg: “… SenatorSusan Collins’s deal could unravel fast, putting the Maine lawmaker and her party in a tight spot as GOP leaders seek a major policy win in 2017. Collins joined 50 of her GOP Senate colleagues Saturday in voting for tax legislation — but only after securing what she’s called a promise that Congress would pass two other bills before year’s end. Both measures are aimed at shoring up insurance marketplaces that experts say would be ravaged by one part of the Senate tax bill: a repeal of the ‘individual mandate’ imposed by the 2010 Obamacare law. … It’s by no means clear that either of the health care bills Collins bargained for will get anywhere in the House, where conservatives regard at least one of the measures with disdain.”

Senate GOP looks to protect DREAMers without path to citizenship
  Roll Call: “Senate Democrats and even some Republicans are panning a GOP bill designed to protect undocumented young people and toughen immigration laws because it would not offer the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship. The bill, introduced this week by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley and Majority Whip John Cornyn, would offer Dreamers enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, three years of protected status in return for enhanced border security, a crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ cities and other GOP immigration priorities. But members of both parties say there’s no deal without offering Dreamers a chance to become citizens. ‘I don’t support a final resolution without a path to citizenship,’ said Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation preferred by most Democrats.”

EMAIL SHOWS EFFORT TO PUSH HACKED DOCUMENTS TO TRUMP
WaPo: “A 2016 email sent to President Trump and top aides pointed the campaign to hacked documents from the Democratic National Committee that had already been made public by the group WikiLeaks a day earlier. The email — sent the afternoon of Sept. 14, 2016 — noted that ‘Wikileaks has uploaded another (huge 678 mb) archive of files from the DNC’ and included a link and a ‘decryption key,’ according to a copy obtained by The Washington Post. The writer, who said his name was Michael J. Erickson and described himself as the president of an aviation management company, sent the message to the then-Republican nominee as well as his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and other top advisers. The day before, WikiLeaks had tweeted links to what the group said was 678.4 megabytes of DNC documents. The full email … indicates that the writer may have simply been flagging information that was already widely available.”

Russian social media exec. made offers to assist Trump campaign – WaPo: “An executive at a leading Russian social media company made several overtures to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 — including days before the November election — urging the candidate to create a page on the website to appeal to Russian Americans and Russians. The executive at Vkontakte, or VK, Russia’s equivalent to Facebook, emailed Donald Trump Jr. and social media director Dan Scavino in January and again in November of last year, offering to help promote Trump’s campaign to its nearly 100 million users, according to people familiar with the messages. ‘It will be the top news in Russia,’ Konstantin Sidorkov, who serves as VK’s director of partnership marketing, wrote on Nov. 5, 2016. While Scavino expressed interest in learning more at one point, it is unclear whether the campaign pursued the idea.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY 
Jobs jump but wages stay stagnant  Bloomberg

Zinke used taxpayer funds for helicopters for D.C.-area events – Politico

Feds probe major Dem donor Planned Parenthood for selling fetal tissue – Fox News

Cuomo phones it in, gets roasted by reporters – Politico

Study: How activist groups choose our candidates – Brookings Institution

Dina Powell to leave White House early next year – Axios

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
This weekend, Chris Wallace welcomes United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and Reps. Barbara Comstock R-Va. and Debbie Dingell D- Mich. to the show. Watch “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.

#mediabuzz – Host Howard Kurtz has the latest take on the week’s media coverage. Watch #mediabuzz Sundays at 11 a.m. ET.

AUDIBLE: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, INDEED 
“Franken didn’t have to resign, there was clearly no due process. But when you have everybody coming after you… that’s what he chose to do. But that’s really up to Franken and up to Moore, not up to the parties.” – Sen. Bill Cassidy R-La., to the WaPo.

FROM THE BLEACHERS
“You say in Thursday’s newsletter that ‘In 2015, the WSJ/NBC News poll found that 49 percent of American adults held positive views of the FBI. By this time last year, just 37 percent felt the same way, with 28 percent going as far as to express negative views about the federal police.’ That’s not all because of Trump. I wonder if that negative view may have been rooted in the strange Comey TV performance in which he first seemed to be making a case against Hillary Clinton, and then whiffed by saying no prosecutor would have pursued charges.  Might that not have had a little something to do with the public’s perception of the agency and its management? Most of us don’t know or speak to any field agents, so wouldn’t the public face of any agency tend to set the public perception?” – Rebecca Baisch, Idaho Falls, Idaho

[Ed. note: I am hardly stunned by the trend, Ms. Baisch. Even a cursory glance over history shows many instances where federal law enforcement officials failed in the execution of their duties. We mentioned the other day with the FBI did to Martin Luther King, what the Harding administration’s Justice Department did to cover up corruption and what the Nixon era IRS did to the president’s enemies. But we can also add names like Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho. We still must hold to considerations in mind, however. First, it is appropriate to wonder whether federal police are biased. But second, it is reasonable to consider whether the critics of those beliefs have biases of their own. When talking about these subjects, restraint is essential and good-sized doses of salt don’t hurt either.]

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NEITHER LIGHT NOR SWEET
Boston Globe: “Former state senator Brian A. Joyce was charged in a federal indictment Friday with using his Senate office as a front to collect about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that were laundered through his law firm, along with getting hundreds of pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for free. The 102-page indictment charges Joyce with ‘honest services mail fraud’ for violating his oath of office, corruption, extortion, racketeering, and IRS charges including money laundering and embezzlement. … Joyce is also accused of collecting hundreds of pounds of coffee — along with $125,089 in ‘purported legal fees’ — from a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. On one occasion in 2015, he collected 504 pounds of coffee, worth an estimated $4,278, for free, authorities allege.”

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Rev. Dr. Carmela Nanton of Carmel Connections to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 8, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Women have proven they possess exceptional skills and knowledge to take on executive and management positions, but less than five percent of top leadership positions are held by women.

Rev. Dr. Carmela Nanton is a renowned executive coach, ordained minister, educator, speaker and founder of Carmel Connections Inc, dedicated to coaching and developing women into empowered leadership roles and helping companies create workplace cultures where everyone can thrive.

“My passion is to change the way we think about leadership,” says Dr. Nanton. “I educate, encourage, and empower leaders, teams, and women to lead from the power within.”

Management roles have been predominantly the dominion of men. As a woman, and a woman of color, Dr. Nanton’s mission is to reshape and transform current leadership practice.

“I aspire to be the voice or catalyst for women’s leadership,” says Dr. Nanton. “In motivating and inspiring them to be proactive I work diligently to assist people with realizing how beneficial it is to create collaborative partnerships with women, empowering them to fulfill their leadership aspirations and career advancement.”

According to Dr. Nanton, society says we can be anything we want to be, but social norms contradict the aspirations of women who are ambitious. She emphasizes the importance of women remaining persistent, prepared to take on leadership opportunities when presented in communities, companies, government and the world.

As a thought-leader, Dr. Nanton’s passion and voice centers on creating a workplace context where the glass ceiling for women is removed and women can lead in their personal power.

“It is important that everyone has the freedom to impact the world, if that is their calling and destiny” says Dr. Nanton. “Strong, transformative, authentic and effective leadership can emerge from any group in a global society in the 21st century.”

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American Diabetes Association® Releases 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, with Notable New Recommendations for People with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

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Comprehensive recommendations reflect the latest advances in evidence-based research to improve care for millions of people with diabetes

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Notable new recommendations in the 2018 edition of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards of Care) include advances in cardiovascular disease risk management including hypertension; an updated care algorithm that is patient-focused; the integration of new technology into diabetes management; and routine screening for type 2 diabetes in high-risk youth (BMI >85th percentile plus at least one additional risk factor). The Standards of Care provide the latest in comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, strategies to improve the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes, and therapeutic approaches that reduce complications and positively affect health outcomes. The Standards of Care are published annually and will be available online at 4:00 p.m. ET, December 8, 2017, and as a supplement to the January 2018 print issue of Diabetes Care.

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Table 3.1

Beginning in 2018, the ADA will update and revise the online version of the Standards of Care throughout the year with necessary annotations if new evidence or regulatory changes merit immediate incorporation. This will ensure that the Standards of Care provide clinicians, patients, researchers, health plans and policymakers with the most up-to-date components of diabetes care, general treatment goals and tools to evaluate the quality of care. The Standards of Care will also be available as a user-friendly and interactive app for both web and mobile devices in the spring of 2018. The app will allow clinicians to access the most up-to-date information conveniently and will include interactive tools, such as a diabetes risk calculator and diabetes treatment algorithm.

“The Standards of Care are the primary resource for the optimal management of diabetes, and include updated guidelines for diabetes diagnosis, and for evidence-based prevention of diabetes and diabetes-related complications. We are especially proud of the new recommendations for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” said ADA’s Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer William T. Cefalu, MD. “Since 1989, the American Diabetes Association has provided annual updates to the Standards of Care, and the Standards are accepted as the global standard for diabetes care. As new technology, research and treatments continue to improve and emerge, we are pleased that we will have the capacity to provide real-time updates to the Standards of Care throughout the year.”

The Standards of Care incorporate comprehensive information based upon current research findings and an extensive body of literature. The important changes and updates in the 2018 edition are:

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes

  • Based upon the results of multiple cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOT), there are new treatment recommendations for adults with type 2 diabetes, suggesting a pathway for people with heart disease that, after lifestyle management and metformin, should include a medication validated to improve heart health. A new table outlines the data from recent CVOT studies, and a new figure details our recommendations based on those CVOT studies. (Section 8, page S76, Table 9.4 and Figure 8.1, respectively)
  • Four major, randomized controlled trials that compared intensive versus standard hypertension treatment strategies are summarized and outlined in a new table, providing support for the ADA’s recommendations that most adults with diabetes and hypertension should have a target blood pressure of <140/90 mmHg and that risk-based individualization to lower targets, such as 130/80 mmHg, may be appropriate for some patients. The studies highlighted include the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure (ACCORD BP) trial; the Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron MR Controlled Evaluation-Blood Pressure (ADVANCEBP) trial; the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) trial; and the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). (Section 9, page S88, Table 9.1)
  • A new algorithm illustrating the recommended antihypertensive treatment approach for adults with diabetes and confirmed hypertension (blood pressure =140/90 mmHg) has been added. (Section 9, page S90, Figure 9.1)
  • Also new this year is the recommendation that all hypertensive patients with diabetes monitor their blood pressure at home to help identify potential discrepancies between office vs. home blood pressure, and to improve medication-taking behavior. (Section 9, page S87)

Screening youth for type 2 diabetes

  • Updated recommendations emphasize that testing for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes should be considered in children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age who are overweight or obese (BMI >85th percentile for age and sex, weight for height >85th percentile, or weight >120% of ideal for height), and have one or more additional risk factors for diabetes such as (1) maternal history of diabetes or gestational diabetes during the child’s gestation; (2) family history of type 2 diabetes in first- or second-degree relative; (3) race/ethnicity (Native American, African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander; and/or (4) signs of insulin resistance or conditions associated with insulin resistance (acanthosis nigricans, hypertension, dyslipidemia, polycystic ovary syndrome, or small-for-gestational-age birth weight). (Section 2, page S19, Table 2.5)

Health technology and diabetes management

  • The ADA recommends including technology-based methods, along with individual and group settings, for the delivery of effective diabetes self-management education and support. (Section 4, page S38)
  • As continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology continues to evolve, the ADA adjusted its recommendations to align with recent data showing that CGM helps improve glycemic control for adults with type 1 diabetes starting at age 18 (previous recommendations were for those ages 25 and older). (Section 6, page S55)
  • Federal regulatory changes prompted the ADA to include language describing CGM devices that don’t require confirmation from finger sticks to make treatment decisions, and a new type of “flash” CGM that doesn’t have any alarms and only provides “on demand” glucose readings. (Section 6, page S56)

A1C test considerations

  • Additional language and recommendations have been added to help ensure appropriate use of the A1C test to diagnose diabetes and for monitoring glycemic control in people with diabetes. The A1C can give skewed results in people with certain conditions that alter the lifespan of red blood cells in the body (the ability of the A1C test to provide a measure of average blood glucose over time is based on the lifespan of red blood cells), as well as in people with certain genetic traits that alter the molecules in their red blood cells. Age, ethnicity and pregnancy can also affect A1C results. The ADA emphasizes that health care providers need to be aware of these limitations, to use the correct type of A1C test and to consider alternate diagnostic tests (fasting plasma glucose test or oral glucose tolerance test) if there is disagreement between A1C and blood glucose levels. (Section 2, page S14)

Diabetes management in specific groups

  • Three new recommendations were added to highlight the importance of individualizing pharmacologic therapy for older adults with diabetes to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia, avoid overtreatment and simplify complex regimens while maintaining personalized blood glucose targets. (Section 11, page S122)
  • A new guideline recommends all pregnant women with preexisting type 1 or type 2 diabetes should consider daily low-dose aspirin starting at the end of the first trimester in order to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia. (Section 13, page S140)

Patient-centered care and acknowledging cost-of-care impact

  • A new table summarizes drug-specific and patient factors that may impact diabetes treatment. The chart includes the most relevant considerations, such as risk of hypoglycemia, weight effects, kidney effects and costs for all preferred diabetes medications, in one location to guide the choice of antihyperglycemic agents as part of patient-provider shared decision-making. (Section 8, page S77, Table 8.1)
  • The guidelines recommend increased awareness and screening for social determinants of health such as financial ability to afford medication; access to healthy foods and food insecurity; and community support. (Section 1, page S9)

Additional important updates

  • The immunization needs for people with diabetes were clarified and updated to more closely align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Section 3, page S29-31)
  • A new section describes emerging evidence that speci?c glucose-lowering medications delay the onset and progression of kidney disease. (Section 10, page S108)
  • A detailed table highlighting the components of a comprehensive medical evaluation has been redesigned and reorganized. It incorporates information about the recommended frequency of the components of care at both initial and follow-up visits, including regular screening for mental health. (Section 3, page S30, Table 3.1)

The Standards of Care are established and revised annually by the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee (PPC). The committee is a multidisciplinary team of 12 leading U.S. experts in the field of diabetes care, and includes physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians and others whose  experience includes adult and pediatric endocrinology, epidemiology, public health, lipid research, hypertension, preconception planning and pregnancy care. For the 2018 Standards of Care, two designated representatives from the American College of Cardiology reviewed and provided feedback for the PPC’s recommendations for cardiovascular disease and risk management. Members of the committee must disclose potential conflicts of interest with industry and/or relevant organizations; these disclosures are available on page S154 of the 2018 Standards of Care. The complete supplement will be published online at http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/41/Supplement_1 on December 8, 2017, as well as the Abridged 2018 Standards of Care.

About Diabetes Care®
Diabetes Care is a monthly journal of the American Diabetes Association dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting better health care for people with diabetes. To achieve these goals, the journal publishes original articles on human studies in the following categories: clinical care, education and nutrition; epidemiology, health services; and psychosocial research; emerging treatments and technologies; and pathophysiology and complications. The journal also publishes the ADA’s recommendations and statements, clinically relevant review articles, editorials and commentaries. Topics covered are of interest to clinically oriented physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, psychologists, diabetes educators and other health professionals. Diabetes Care is the highest-ranked, peer-reviewed journal in the field of diabetes treatment and prevention.

About the American Diabetes Association
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn). 

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Approach to the Management of Hyperglycemia
Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes continued
Table 2.3-Criteria for testing diabetes or prediabetes in asymptomatic adults
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