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Porsche Macan Diesel Finally Officially Stop Production

An exciting news again comes from the Volkswagen Group, and this time concerns one part of the VW Group is the car manufacturer Kentjang, Porsche. After stopping the sale of diesel cars in North America in 2015 ago, now the Porsche also stopped offering diesel variants for a moment, especially in the Porsche Macan.

Yes, that's right, that now there is no more diesel-powered Tigers to buy. Steps taken by Porsche itself tend to attract, because at the same time the Porsche also declared itself is focused on future technology that is more likely to electric-powered cars or hybrid engine. Quoted from AutoCar UK, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 ago Porsche has officially stopped the sale of diesel engines in continental Europe, but that does not mean Porsche is finished with diesel.

"Diesel remains attractive to Porsche, because he also has performance characteristics, but for now there is no Porsche Macan diesel because it has stopped production," said Andrew Worth as Marketing & PR Manager Porsche Indonesia. The performance character in question can be a great torque kick from a turbo diesel engine as we know it. In the meantime, the Porsche promised to complete its product line with new machines.

The engine that we mean this itself is a Plug In Hybrid engine that will be embedded in Porsche alerts products. Even this plug in hybrid engine itself has also been offered to Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera at this time. Porsche itself also provides substantial funds for their investment in the development of future machines. A total of 7.4 billion US Dollars have been poured for investment in electric machines as well as related mobility services. Porsche itself states that in the coming 2025, they will be able to make electrification on all Porsche cars.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban: Wasn't aware of misconduct claims against Terdema Ussery

Former Dallas Mavericks president and CEO Terdema Ussery has been accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate behavior toward female employees during his 18 years with the team, according to a Sports Illustrated report.

The report detailed allegations of sexually suggestive comments and inappropriate touching by Ussery, who was allowed to continue to work with the team -- despite numerous complaints to the club's human resources department -- before his departure in 2015.

Shortly before the SI report was published Tuesday night, the Mavericks issued a statement that said they had launched an investigation into allegations of "various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women over a period of years" by a former officer of the organization. The team said the former employee in question left the club almost three years ago and that the organization was only made aware of the allegations in the past few days. It did not name the employee.?

"The Mavericks organization takes these allegations extremely seriously," the team said in the statement. "Yesterday we notified the league office and immediately hired outside counsel to conduct a thorough and independent investigation."

That investigation will be conducted by Krutoy Law. Evan Krutoy, the founder of the New York-based law firm, served as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for more than 20 years, including a stint as the acting deputy bureau chief of the sex crimes unit.

Owner Mark Cuban addressed the issue during a meeting with business-side employees this week, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

"It's wrong. It's abhorrent. It's not a situation we condone," Cuban told SI. "I can't tell you how many times, particularly since all this [#MeToo] stuff has been coming out recently I asked our HR director, 'Do we have a problem? Do we have any issues I have to be aware of?' And the answer was no."

The report says that employees became frustrated by the inaction of Mavericks human resources head Buddy Pittman, who was hired in the summer of 1998 after the first allegations of misconduct by Ussery had been reported. Pittman remains with the team, though the Mavericks said in their statement that they had suspended an employee whose job it was to investigate such allegations.?A source told ESPN that the individual is Pittman, and that he's not expected to return to the organization.

One woman interviewed by SI said that when she complained about Ussery to her superior, former vice president of marketing Paul Monroe, he threatened to fire her if she "didn't shut up and do [your] job," and to just take the abuse from Ussery because "he's the boss." Monroe told SI he did not recall the conversation and that no employee had ever reported inappropriate behavior to him.

The Mavericks also said in their statement that they had fired another employee for providing misleading information about a domestic violence incident. Earl K. Sneed, the team reporter for Mavericks.com, was accused in 2014 of hitting a female colleague with whom he had a relationship, just two years after he had pleaded guilty to assaulting a girlfriend, according to the SI report.

Sneed issued a statement to ESPN later Tuesday.

"While both instances described in the report are damning and language used is not accurate, the two relationships described in the report are not something I am proud to have been a part of," Sneed wrote in the statement. "I underwent much counseling after both situations, under the direction of Buddy Pittman, and I feel like I grew from that counseling. I also signed a contract stating that I would not have one-on-one contact or fraternize with female employees after the inaccurately described incident with my female co-worker, who was a live-in girlfriend. I abided by the details of that contract for four years, and received counseling during that period to avoid future instances.

"I thank Buddy Pittman for helping me to grow during that time, and I thank Mark Cuban for his willingness to help facilitate that growth."

Former and current employees interviewed by SI pointed out that they never had problems with players or coaches and saw the locker room as an oasis compared to the hostile environment in the business offices that led many of them to quit their jobs.

One woman who says she was targeted by Ussery said that when she was first hired, friends told her, "Watch out for the president. Whatever you do, don't get trapped in an elevator with him."

The employees also said they were unaware of any misconduct by Cuban, but also found it hard to believe he was not aware of what was going on.

"I deferred to the CEO, who at the time was Terdema, and to HR," Cuban told SI when asked about his knowledge of the misconduct. "I was involved in basketball operations, but other than getting the financials and reports, I was not involved in the day to day [of the business side] at all. That's why I just deferred. I let people do their jobs. And if there were anything like this at all I was supposed to be made aware, obviously I was not."

Ussery was a previous commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association, served as the Mavericks' alternate governor with the NBA and was seen as a rising star in the league on the business side. After leaving the Mavericks, he took a position with Under Armour but resigned after less than two months on the job. SI reports that in his short time there, he was also accused of inappropriate conduct toward a female employee.

The Mavericks said they will not make further comment until completion of the independent investigation, which the NBA says it will monitor closely.

"The Dallas Mavericks have informed us of the allegations involving former team president Terdema Ussery and Mavs.com writer Earl Sneed," the league said. "This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees. Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter."

Explanation About Graves Disease

What is that?
Graves' disease is a disorder of the immune system that causes the thyroid gland to become overactive. This is an autoimmune disorder, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own cells instead of protecting them from outside attackers. In Graves' disease, the immune system makes abnormal chemicals called immunoglobulins that stimulate the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. This overactive thyroid status is called hyperthyroidism.

Explanation About Graves Disease

Doctors do not know what causes Graves' disease, but the fact that he tends to run in families suggests that the disease may have a genetic component (inheritance). It is possible that the production of abnormal immunoglobulin is triggered by several unknown factors in the environment, and the immune system fails to stop this overproduction due to the inherited defect.

Graves' disease affects women more than men. It most often strikes between the ages of 20 and 40 but can occur at any age.

  • Graves' disease can cause the following symptoms:
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional swing
  • Sweating
  • Shake hands
  • Palpitations
  • Unexplained weight loss (often an increase in appetite)
  • Sensitivity to warm temperatures (feels hot all the time)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hard to breathe

In women, menstrual periods may become less frequent or stop completely. In the elderly, especially people with heart disease, this disease can cause heart failure or chest-related heart pain called angina.

Graves' disease can also cause:

Mumps - Goiter is a swelling in the lower front of the neck caused by an enlarged thyroid gland.

Eye Symptoms - Graves' disease can cause swelling of tissue around the eyes, which creates a typical "gazing" or "fear" look. The eyes protrude and the eyelids appear to be pulled back. Some are not blinking. The person may have double vision, itching and crying.

Skin symptoms - Rarely, there may be swelling of the legs and lower legs. The skin in this swollen area may appear thicker and darker than normal skin, and may be itchy.

Your doctor will look for physical evidence of Graves' disease, including mumps, eye marks and skin marks. She will also ask you about weight loss, nervousness, recent vibration, increased sweating, palpitations, unusual bowel movements, menstrual irregularities and whether you feel hot all the time.

During your physical exam, your doctor will feel your thyroid for abnormal nodules (bumps) and to see if it is enlarged. She may also use a stethoscope to listen for signs of abnormal blood flow near your thyroid gland. In other parts of your body, your doctor will check for additional signs of hyperthyroidism, including rapid heartbeat, irregular heart rhythm, hand tremors, rapid reflexes when tendons are tapped with soft hammers, and prominent eyes.

Your doctor will order a blood test to determine if your thyroid is producing and releasing too much of the hormone. If your doctor looks at potential eye problems, he or she may scan your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. If your doctor considers your heart involved, electrocardiogram (EKG) and / or other heart tests may be needed.

Expected Duration
Almost all patients with Graves care need, at least initially. Symptoms associated with high levels of circulating thyroid hormone will rapidly improve with drugs such as beta blockers and sedatives. It takes several weeks for the action of anti thyroid drugs to lower normal blood thyroid levels. Anti-thyroid drugs are continued for at least one year unless other treatments are used.

There is no way to prevent Graves' disease.

Treatment focuses on two purposes: to quickly improve the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and slow the production of thyroid hormone thyroid.

Symptoms of palpitations, increased heart rate, tremors and nervousness are treated with beta-blocker drugs such as propanolol (Inderal). For anxiety and insomnia, your doctor may prescribe diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan) or similar drugs.

To stop the thyroid from producing too many hormones, there are three possible treatments: antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, and surgery.

Graves' disease is most often treated with methimazole anti thyroid medication (Tapazole, generic version). Metimimazol inhibits thyroid hormone formation. Other anti-thyroid drugs called propylthiouracil are also available. However, it should only be used in patients who can not tolerate methimazole and in women before and during their first trimester of pregnancy. Once your thyroid hormone levels are normal, you and your doctor can decide whether to continue daily anti-thyroid treatment or to opt for radioactive iodine treatment.

Radioactive iodine is given by mouth. Most specialists recommend a dose large enough to stop the thyroid completely producing thyroid hormone. You then have to take thyroid medication every day for the rest of your life. Because people who receive radioactive iodine therapy temporarily store a small amount of radiation in their thyroid, they need to avoid prolonged contact with pregnant women and children for several days after treatment. Radioactive iodine is concentrated in breast milk and women should stop breastfeeding if they choose this therapy.

Surgery for Graves' disease is rarely done today. However, people with very large goitre tend not to respond well to anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine, and may have better results if most of the thyroid gland is removed surgically (called a subtotal thyroidectomy).

Graves' eye disease sufferers may be given eye drops to keep the eyes moist and glasses in order to protect the eyes from sun, wind and dust. In people with severe eye symptoms, glucocorticoid drugs may be necessary, either alone or in conjunction with radiation treatments to the muscles that control eye movements. Graves' skin disease symptoms can be treated with glucocorticoid creams and ointments.

While Calling Professional
Call your doctor if you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism, including:
  • Continuous anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Discomfort sweating or unusual at warm temperatures
  • Palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pains
  • Losing weight, despite normal appetite or increased
  • Muscle weakness or waste
Also contact your doctor if you have swelling or skin changes in your lower legs or feet, or if you notice any changes in the appearance of your eyes or the function of your eyes.

Many patients persist after one anti-thyroid drug, but recurrence can occur at any time. Radioactive iodide is very effective, but it often results in abnormally low levels of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism). Surgery can also cause low levels of thyroid hormone.

The signs of Graves' eye disease tend to improve with anti-thyroid medication. However, some elements of the look that stare at it often remain.