Stronger Collaborative Healthcare Teams In Cape Breton

first_img Cheticamp Florence, Sydney Mines, North Sydney Port Hawkesbury, Isle Madame, L’Ardoise Sydney and area Nova Scotia will soon be hiring 22 nurse practitioners and family practice nurses, with seven of those positions going to Cape Breton. It means up to 4,360 new patients will be able to join collaborative health-care teams on the island. They will serve patients in these communities: The province is giving Nova Scotia Health Authority an extra $3.6 million to expand family practices with a total of 13 more nurse practitioners and nine more family practice nurses across the province. The mix of professionals may change, depending on community needs and the recruitment process. “Creating collaborative health-care teams across the province will help ensure more people have faster access to the health care they need,” said Sydney-Whitney Pier MLA Derek Mombourquette, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “Nurse practitioners and family practice nurses are key members of these teams, and we are looking forward to having them here.” Team members will be added to practices in the coming months. This is in addition to the recent announcement of a new family practice nurse position in Glace Bay. In the coming weeks, the health authority will issue an expression of interest in some communities, for family practices interested in hosting nurse practitioners or family practice nurses. Once that is complete, it will post the new positions. “It’s an exciting time to be part of primary health care,” said Kathy Bell, director of primary health care, chronic disease and family practice, Nova Scotia Health Authority. “We’ve recently added family physicians in communities such as Glace Bay and Baddeck. Now, with these positions, we’ll have the strength and supports needed to ensure people have access to primary health-care providers. Primary health care is about people getting the right care, in the right place at the right time.” These nursing professionals will join collaborative care practices where they will complement the work of doctors and other practitioners. Together under one roof, they will deliver high quality, appropriate care, when patients need it most. Nurse practitioners take advanced training that prepares them to diagnose and manage illnesses, order and interpret tests, and prescribe medications. Family practice nurses are registered nurses who can independently assess, plan and co-ordinate care, make referrals, and evaluate how people are responding to treatment.last_img read more

I am still not French French Rapper Maître Gims

Rabat-  The famous Francophone singer and rapper of Congolese origins who currently lives in France, Maître Gims expresses frustration after France refuses him citizenship.Maître Gims shared disappointment  in response to France’s rejection of his request for French citizenship, in an interview on the French television program, “En balade avec” on Sunday.“I made my first request [for French nationality] which was quickly rejected and I don’t understand why,” he said, “It’s important, I sing in French, I express myself in French, I am an ambassador of the French language in the world.” Gims, who has lived in France since he was two, was pained because his request was denied despite his completion of all the required legal procedures, including passing a language test for the mastery of French language.Gims said that he still does not know the reasons behind the refusal of his request, and referred to a previous comment he made on air in 2016: “I thought I would get my papers without any problems.” “What should I do? […] when I travel to other countries, they ask me ‘where are you from.’ I say I’m French,” he told Aliagas-–added Le Point.According to French citizenship law, a person who’s aged 18 and above may receive French citizenship by “naturalization” after residing in France for five years and receiving income from France.Born in 1986 in Congo, Gandhi Djuna, otherwise known as Maître Gims, grew up in France since he was two years old and began his career there as a singer and rapper in 2002 with the French hip-hop group, “Sexion d’Assaut,” until he began his solo career in 2013. read more

In Gaza UN trade agency to help Palestinians set up shipping council

The projects add to already-extensive UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) efforts to help revitalize the Palestinian economy and were designed in close consultation with relevant Palestinian Authority (PA) institutions, international development agencies and concerned donors.UNCTAD’s mandate includes promoting the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.The two projects will have budgets totalling €703,000 with funds contributed by the European Commission (EC).The first seeks to help traders and shippers in establishing a Palestinian Shippers´ Council (PSC) to promote the interests of shippers, represent them in dealings with transport providers, relevant PA authorities, and regional and international bodies, and ensure proper coordination between different trade projects targeting the shipping sector. In the second, UNCTAD will establish efficient computerized customs-clearance operations at the Gaza border with Egypt to ensure proper application of Palestinian customs controls there following the Israeli disengagement from Gaza. read more

Leonard hits buzzer beater to send Raptors to Eastern Conference Finals

Kawhi Leonard’s 15-foot jump shot at the buzzer lifted the Toronto Raptors to a thrilling 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers – and into the Eastern Conference Finals for just the second time in franchise history.Leonard had 15 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter, and corralled the ball with four seconds left before the launching the winning basket.The Raptors face the Bucks, who dispatched Boston in five games, in the Eastern Conference final, beginning Wednesday in Milwaukee.Serge Ibaka had 17 points and eight rebounds, while Pascal Siakam finished with 11 points and 11 boards, and Kyle Lowry had 10 points despite playing most of the night with a taped left thumb he sprained early in the second quarter. Marc Gasol grabbed 11 rebounds to go with seven points.The see-saw series had some wild momentum shifts, with a couple of blowouts on both sides. The Raptors set a franchise record for margin of victory in the post-season with their 125-89 Game 5 rout, but rather than comfortably close the series in six games in Philly, they dropped a 112-101 decision in Thursday’s Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center.Sunday’s game certainly wasn’t pretty, particularly by post-season standards.The Raptors shot 21 per cent in the first quarter, and the No. 1 three-point shooting team in the league since the Gasol trade in February, might as well have been masquerading as the worst. They missed their first eight three-point attempts before Ibaka finally connected a minute into the second.The lead changed hands six times in the first half, but neither team led by double digits. When Gasol scored on a floater at 9:28 in the third quarter, Toronto took its biggest lead of the game – nine points. The Sixers responded with a 16-0 run to go up by seven, but the Raptors replied and Ibaka’s layup with 7.7 seconds left in the third gave Toronto a 67-64 lead with one quarter left.A Scotiabank Arena crowd, that included former Raptors point guard Jose Calderon, was on its feet for most of the final nailbiting 12 minutes that saw Leonard score five straight points to put Toronto up by five with 4:48 to play.#WATCH: #Raptors fans at Jurassic Park react to Kawhi Leonard’s game-winning shot that sent Toronto to the Eastern Conference Finals. pic.twitter.com/54lcF1sM7a— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) May 13, 2019Toronto’s defence locked down in the final couple of minutes. Leonard broke a tie with a long two-pointer, then Lowry stole the ball off Tobias Harris and Siakam finished with a layup that had the ear-splitting crowd roaring their approval and put Toronto up by four heading into the final minute.A free throw by Butler and two from Embiid with 12.1 seconds made it a one-point game. Leonard was fouled and missed one of his free throws and then Butler sprinted downcourt for the tying layup with 4.2 seconds to play.On the final thrilling play, Leonard took the ball from Lowry and shot from just in front of the Raptors bench. He connected. The arena exploded.The Jumbotron panned to the hundreds of bundled-up, celebrating fans watching the game outside the arena in Maple Leaf Square on a chilly 6 C night.A loss would’ve been deemed a big disappointment for a squad that team president Masai Ujiri rebuilt specifically with a big but short-term goal in mind _ a berth in the NBA Finals _ acquiring Leonard and Danny Green for much-loved DeMar DeRozan last summer, and then acquiring Gasol for Jonas Valanciunas at the trade deadline.Among the questions that hinge on these playoffs is the future of Leonard.Both coaches talked pre-game about the magnitude of a Game 7.“I think you would tend to think that in a long coaching career this is really, really, really big, biggest moment ever, but I think back to when I was getting ready to coach the Manchester Giants versus the Birmingham Bullets back in 2000, it meant a lot to me in the moment,” Toronto’s Nick Nurse said. “I can’t imagine it meaning any more. I’ve had a lot of those times in my career and it feels similar.”#WATCH: How many bounces was that? Kawhi Leonard hits the game-winning shot that kept #Raptors fans on the edge of their seats. pic.twitter.com/ZCVQ8XDRxb— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) May 13, 2019Sixers coach Brett Brown said his staff of 14 had spent the previous night dining at swish Yorkville restaurant Sotto Sotto.“I will be on a mission personally to help our players get through this,” Brown said. “To have a demeanour of solid. That’s my role in a game like today. To help our guys, to tell them the truth when things aren’t going the way that we want, and to steady the ship. Keep the boys in the boat.”The Raptors shot just 5-for-24 in the first quarter, including 0-for-8 from behind the arc, yet still managed to build a seven-point lead when Green poked the ball away from Embiid and finish with a dunk eight minutes into the game. Leonard led the way with eight points in the quarter, and Toronto took an 18-13 lead into the second.A three-pointer by Harris capped a 14-2 Philly run in the second that gave the visitors a four-point lead. But the Raptors fired back with an 11-3 run punctuated by a Lowry three-point play that saw Toronto head into the locker-room at halftime up 44-40.The Raptors had played in five previous Game 7s, most recently in 2016 when Lowry scored 35 points to help Toronto beat Miami to move on to the conference finals.The Raptors lost 88-87 to Philadelphia in the 2001 conference semifinals when a Vince Carter jump shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim. The Sixers went on to play Milwaukee in the conference final. read more

Cambridge University says exams can be shortened due to disruption caused by

first_imgCambridge University has announced that exams and finals can be shortened because of disruption caused by the lecturers’ strike.The university has sanctioned the removal of questions on material that has not been taught due to cancelled classes, and decreasing the number of questions set.Guidance has been issued by the university, but it is for individual department heads to decide which changes, if any, they intend to make.The guidance has been described as “hugely problematic”, with critics warning that it “raises questions about fairness” and will lead to “a spate of complaints” from students.Meanwhile, Oxford University said they would not be amending exams in light of the strikes. Gill Evans, Emeritus Professor of medieval theology at Cambridge University, said that making such changes would “create a minefield”.She said: “How could it be possible to make micro-adjustments so as not to disadvantage individuals untidily without damaging the fundamental principle that assessment treats all students equally?”The guidance states that changes could include removing questions on material that has not been taught and replacing them with others on material that has.Department heads may also increase or decrease the number of questions set, or remove restrictions on compulsory questions.  Lectures and classes have already been disrupted at more than 60 universities by 14 days of strikes Lectures and classes have already been disrupted at more than 60 universities by 14 days of strikesCredit:Mark Hawkins/Composed Images Papers could also be shortened from the standard three hours, with fewer questions required to be answered, the guidance added.  The University and College Union has served notice of further strike action at 13 universities The University and College Union has served notice of further strike action at 13 universitiesCredit:Mark Hawkins/Composed Imagescenter_img The union is also encouraging its members to hand in their notice if they hold examiner posts at any of the institutions which are part of the industrial action. Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, said that making any changes to exam papers would be “quite badly problematic”.  “If the bit of the course you are best at is the one you are no longer going to be examined on – we will probably see a spate of complaints if this happens,” he said.“It makes it harder for everyone to prepare for exam season. If it is harder to prepare, there is a question mark about fairness.“When deciding on the final grade, examiners might err on the side of caution, and this might change for different departments and different universities. It could have an effect on academic integrity.”Lectures and classes have already been disrupted at more than 60 universities by 14 days of strikes. The University and College Union (UCU) has served notice of further strike action at 13 universities, designed to cause maximum disruption to students as they sit their finals in the summer term.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. UCU has been locked in a battle with Universities UK (UUK) over proposed pension reforms to address a reported deficit and rising benefit costs.An agreement was reached between the parties earlier this month under which employers and employees would both temporarily pay higher contributions to plug the funding gap.The proposals were considered by UCU’s higher education committee and branch representatives the following day, but rejected.A spokesman for Cambridge University said: “The University has long-standing procedures to mitigate the impact of disruption to examinations on individual students.“The University commits to maintaining fairness to candidates at all times while upholding the integrity of the examination process.”The spokesman stressed that “in most cases no change to assessment will be required”, and added: “The University will not be reducing the pass mark or amending classing boundaries, since this will undermine the integrity of the examination process.”last_img read more

Summary Jurisdiction Offences like criminal defamation attempted suicide obeah to be

UK consultant Peter PursgloveThe Attorney General’s Chambers has announced proposals to review Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act after Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams and his team met with UK consultant Peter Pursglove, who is under the Support for the Criminal Justice System Programme (SCJSP).According to a release from the Legal Affairs Ministry on Monday, Pursglove’s proposed amendments will include the decriminalization of some current offences and the recommendation of alternatives to imprisonment in respect of certain summary offences, especially minor and non-violent crimes.The AG’s statement references that crimes such as vagabondage, vagrancy, obeah, witchcraft, roguery, criminal defamation and attempted suicide are decriminalized in other countries, adding that such changes have not impacted negatively on public safety.Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil WilliamsIt is not clear if public consultations will be carried out for these legal changes. However, the Chambers said that these activities are intended the impact the Criminal Justice System by increasing the use of Alternative Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System.It was outlined that objectives will be achieved through both amendments to existing legislation and the drafting of entirely new legislation. The statement further observed that many of these offences referenced carry a sentence of imprisonment if found guilty.“In such cases, decriminalising the behaviour and dealing with it outside the criminal law has not resulted in any negative impact on public safety. Other offences may no longer warrant the imposition of a sentence of imprisonment and may now be dealt with by way of fine or other non-custodial sanctions,” the AG’s Chambers noted.The Attorney General was quoted saying that a prison sentence is usually an inappropriate sanction, especially for non-violent, minor offenses. He said that various alternatives have been implemented in other jurisdictions, such as bail, seizure of travel documents, periodic reporting to police or other authorities, electronic monitoring or curfews, and conditional and suspended sentences. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTraffic offenders get the ease of paying fines in any magisterial districtJanuary 17, 2014In “Crime”Legal Affairs team, Consultant meet to discuss alternatives to incarcerationJune 8, 2018In “latest news”Tribunal against Duncan does not have to await court’s decision – Attorney GeneralOctober 27, 2016In “Local News” read more

Papandreou calls for EU intervention to prevent spread of crisis

first_imgThe Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has  appealed for the rapid intervention of the European Union to prevent a speculation-triggered crisis across Europe.Papandreou called for unity  to deal with the financial crisis during an address to his cabinet and expressed his belief that the rescue package will bear fruit for the Greek economy.The Greek Prime Minister also stressed that Greece has to correct the mistakes of many decades in a very short span of time and said that he would do whatever was necessary to protect the country from any danger.Papandreou described the current crisis as being a challenge to the nation that concerns each and every Greek, adding  that Greece can and will change.The Greek Prime Minister said that talks on the activation of the rescue package will conclude soon.He called on all Greeks to believe that the rescue package and the measures being implemented by his government will only inflict temporary pain on Greece and reiterated his government’s commitment to do whatever possible to protect the country from danger.Papandreou said the situation was difficult not only in Greece but across Europe as well, but assured that Greece would assume full responsibility for the state it finds itself in.The European Union however, should avert spread of the crisis across Europe, said Papandreou, emphasizing that it was not only Greece’s burden but Europe’s as well.Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras criticised the government and the prime minister for his handling of economic policy issues whilost addressing a preliminary party congress conference on the island of Rhodes on Wednesday.“Mr. Papandreou received a deficit problem from the previous government which, with his contradictory policy, turned into a borrowing crisis,” he said adding “we must not let the vicious circle of recession lead us to absolute collapse.”Samaras said that “our target is for us to leave the control of the International Monetary Fund an hour earlier and to minimise the consequences of recession.”The ND leader also referred to the issue of tourism, which was the object of the preliminary congress conference, pointing out that it must have special attention since it constitutes the locomotive of the Greek economy.He expressed opposition to the proposal to abolish the tourism ministry and stressed that emphasis must be placed on the development of quality tourism to Greece.“ND defines the future, while PASOK is continuing to be unbearably populist and to chase the ghosts of the past,” Samaras said and called on all the Greeks, regardless of party preferences and ideological disagreements to remain united.“Despite all this Greece will not sink. The political system of the past 30 years sank. But Greece will not sink,” he concluded.There should be an initiative soon to send the message that we can deal with the crisis and aggressiveness , said LAOS president George Karatzaferis.SYN president Alexis Tsipras strongly criticized the government blaming it for having given up its right of ruling. He said the IMF is here, has taken the reins because the government has put hands up and it is ready to hand over the keys of ministers’ offices. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Googles Earth Day Doodle Celebrates the Beauty of Our Planet

first_img Lil Dicky’s Weird ‘Earth’ Video Features Musicians as Animals, Weed PlantsRalph Lauren’s New ‘Earth Polo’ Is Made With Recycled Plastic Bottles Our planet is home to many interesting creatures, and to celebrate Earth Day 2019, Google created the ultimate Doodle that admires Mother Nature’s beauty.When you click on the Earth Day 2019 Google Doodle, it zooms in to show some of the planet’s coolest animals and plants. Unlike other Google Doodles, the Earth Day 2019-themed one features fun facts about six of the world’s most fascinating creatures and greenery, including the wandering albatross, the coastal redwoods, and more types of gorgeous biodiversity. Created by Doodler Kevin Laughlin, the Earth Day 2019 Google Doodle aims to show everyone the characteristics that make our planet a wonderful place to live.All the interesting animals and plants featured in the Earth Day 2019 Google Doodle. (Photo Credit: Google)“This year’s annual Earth Day Doodle takes us around the planet we call home to discover some of the awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it. Specifically, the interactive slideshow Doodle explores six organisms across elevations—along with their earthly superlative,” Google said in a press statement.When the Doodle first opens, the first animal you will see is a wandering albatross, which has the widest wingspan of any living bird. Next, the Doodle shows the coastal redwood, also known as the tallest tree on Earth. The Doodle also flips through the Paedophryne Amauensis, which holds the world record for the world’s smallest frog and smallest vertebrate, and the Amazon water lily, one of the planet’s largest aquatic plants. Closing out the Doodle is the coelacanth, a 407 million-year-old water creature that’s one of the world’s oldest living species and the deep cave springtail, one of the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures.“It’s very easy for us humans to think of ourselves as something apart or separate from nature,” Laughlin said in the press release. “If you pick just one day a year to remember that we’re all of this earth as much as a worm, mountain, or tree, Earth Day can be that day.”More on Geek.com:NASA Invites You to #PictureEarth for Earth DayLil Dicky’s Weird ‘Earth’ Video Features Musicians as Animals, Weed Plants Ralph Lauren’s New ‘Earth Polo’ Is Made With Recycled Plastic Bottles Stay on targetlast_img read more

Frenkie De Jong so excited about playing with Messi

Frenkie De Jong so excited about playing with Messi

first_imgNew Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong has revealed he’s buoyed by the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi.The Dutch midfielder completed a £65million move to the Catalan club on Wednesday but will spend the rest of the campaign on loan with former club Ajax Amsterdam.De Jong, who was wanted by top clubs across European football including Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain opted for the Spanish champions after visiting the Camp Nou.De Jong insists he spoke to other suitors about a potential move, but also revealed Messi wasn’t the only deciding factor about choosing Barcelona.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).For me that will be very special,’ said the Netherlands international, according to the Metro.“Everyone knows that I think he’s the best. But it has not been a decisive factor. That does not work.”“I also do not have to look at him as a kind of tourist. I’ll just be his teammate later.”last_img read more

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of April 7 2019

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of April 7 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of April 7, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, April 8Low Fat, Low Sodium Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Breadstick; Green Beans; PeachesTuesday, April 9Red Sox Opening Day: Homerun Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Boston Baked Beans; Triple Tater Tots; Green Monster Apple; Catchers CookieWednesday, April 10Wholegrain French Toast Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; 100% JuiceThursday, April 11Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Carrots; Mixed FruitFriday, April 12Wholegrain Individual Pizza — BBQ Chicken or Buffalo Chicken; Caesar Salad; Fresh FruitLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, April 8Low Fat, Low Sodium Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Breadstick; Green Beans; PeachesTuesday, April 9Red Sox Opening Day: Homerun Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Boston Baked Beans; Triple Tater Tots; Green Monster Apple; Catchers CookieWednesday, April 10Wholegrain French Toast Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; 100% JuiceThursday, April 11Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Carrots; Mixed FruitFriday, April 12Wholegrain Individual Pizza; Caesar Salad; Fresh FruitLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, April 8Low Fat, Low Sodium Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Breadstick; Green Beans; PeachesTuesday, April 9Red Sox Opening Day: Homerun Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Boston Baked Beans; Triple Tater Tots; Green Monster Apple; Catchers CookieWednesday, April 10Wholegrain French Toast Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; 100% JuiceThursday, April 11Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Carrots; Mixed FruitFriday, April 12Wholegrain Individual Pizza; Caesar Salad; Fresh FruitLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau’s Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

Why RCB have failed to win IPL Captain Virat Kohli identifies huge

first_imgFor Virat Kohli, IPL seems to be synonymous with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Indian captain has made it quite clear that he would never leave the franchise as it has always been a special feeling to don the RCB jersey.”To me it has been a most special experience. I don’t see myself leaving or playing for any other franchise,” Kohli said at an event to launch a new app for the franchise. Over the years, RCB has had big marquee names playing in the side, they have been involved in great games, their fans are vocal and passionate and yet, the side has not won anything. 3 finals, but no silverware and Kohli has been thinking about it – he puts it down to decisions in crunch moments.”The failure lies where decisions aren’t made properly. If I sit here and say our luck was bad, that won’t be right. You make your own luck, and if you make poor decisions and the other team makes good ones, you will lose.,” Kohli said.More relaxed sides win the tournament Virat Kohli, AB de VilliersIANS”When your decision-making is spot on and balanced, those teams win the IPL. The teams that are more relaxed, don’t take the pressure too much, and take good decisions in pressure moments – they should get the credit for winning,” he added.Gary Kirsten, who is now the head coach of the side, wants to focus on building a balanced side and including specific players for specific roles. He wants to learn from the mistakes committed in the previous seasons and allowing players to grow in the side.”We’ve certainly tried to address that in our recruitment for this year. But as much as sport is about getting the right players on board, we have no clue if someone we’ve recruited is going to fire in this IPL or not. What we do know is we try to build a balance as best we can, based on learnings from past tournaments,” Kirsten said. Virat KohliIANSLast year, the slogan which accompanied the team was – ee sala cup namde (This year the cup is ours) and even as the side struggled to get going, this slogan became a proper baggage for the side and the captain acknowledged that in hindsight this was not a good move. “We realised this last year. You shouldn’t create an atmosphere even before the tournament has started, that ‘We are going to win this year’, because there are seven other teams too. You have to be realistic. It’s not a one-team dominated tournament,” the skipper added.last_img read more

Badminton legend Lee Chong Wei retires after winning battle with cancer

first_imgChong Wei will go down in history as one of the all-time greatsISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty ImagesOne of the greatest badminton players of all time, Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei announced retirement from the sport on June 13 at a press conference. The 36-year old was diagnosed with cancer of the nose last year but was able to overcome the disease and expressed his desire to return to top-level international badminton. But the time was running out for the 3-time Olympic silver medallist to qualify for the World Championships later this year and he decided to pull the curtains down.In his statement issued during the press conference, the Malaysian icon said: “Today everyone knows more or less my intention for calling this press conference. I would like to announce that I’m retiring from the sport after 19 years. It was a tough decision to make but I was left with no option after my recent consultation with doctors in Taiwan last month.”He further stated: “I was given eight questionnaires to answer about my condition and the outcome came out to show that I’m not fit to do high intensity activities. So it’s not suitable for me to exert myself for the sake of my health. I want to thank you Malaysians. I want to thank a lot of people KBS, ISN. I want to thank all my coaches Datuk Misbun Sidek, Datuk Tey Seu Bock.” Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan were like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of badmintonMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty ImagesChong Wei-Lin Dan rivalryChong Wei will always be remembered for the great rivalry he had with China’s Lin Dan. Their position in the badminton world can be compared to that of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Both were head and shoulders above other competitors and watching them fighting it out in the final of major events became a common sight.They played each other in two Olympic gold medal matches – Beijing 2008 and London 2012 – and the semi-final of the men’s singles event in Rio de Janeiro 2016 games also. While Lin came out on top in both the Olympic finals, Chong Wei was able to defeat his famous foe in their 2016 encounter. However, he ended up losing the final to another Chinese – Chen Long.In terms of stats, the biggest achievement of the Malaysian’s career would be his maintaining the top position in the BWF World Rankings for 199 weeks in succession and 349 weeks in total. He also won 69 titles in his career, out of which 46 came in the Super Series – now converted into the World Tour. Yet, he retires without having either the World Championship title or the Olympic gold to his name. In World Championships also, he was the runner-up three times.His famous Chinese rival has been struggling in recent times also and seems to be well past his prime. But Lind Dan stated that the main motivation to continue playing badminton is Chong Wei. Interestingly, the most successful Olympian from Malaysia seemed to be in reasonably good form in the first half of last year, at least better than that of Lin Dan. With him calling it a day, all eyes will be on Lin Dan to see whether he also decided to move on.last_img read more

Twowheelermakers report mixed results in volume sales despite discountdriven BS III push

first_imgPeople at a 2-wheeler showroom to buy discounted vehicles after the BS III vehicles ban on sale and registration of vehicles from 1st April 2017.IANSThe large-scale liquidation of BS III vehicles to comply with the March 31, 2017 order notwithstanding, two-wheeler-makers reported mixed domestic sales last month. TVS Motor, Yamaha and Royal Enfield posted growths, the numbers for Hero Motocorp remained almost flat while Bajaj Auto saw a decline.Bajaj Auto sold 151,449 motorcycles in the domestic market, 14 per cent less than 176,788 units sold in March 2016, according to a regulatory filing. Exports rose six per cent to 92,786 units, taking the cumulative two-wheeler sales for March 2017 to 244,235 units, down 7.6 per cent. Overall, the company sold 3.66 million units (comprising motorcycles and three wheelers) in 2016-17, 5.8 per cent less than 3.89 million units in the previous fiscal.”Hopefully in April, things should normalise except that there will be a slight dip in demand, thanks to all the preponement of sales in last month”, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, said.Hero Motocorp saw the sales remaining almost flat despite the push to sell off BS III vehicles. The company ended the month with 609,951 units as against 606,542 units in March 2016. Cumulative FY2017 sales stood at 66.64 lakh units in comparison to 66.32 lakh units in FY2016. The numbers were boosted by “tactical” sales to comply with the Supreme Court’s order on BS III vehicles. “With a proactive preparedness towards the launch of BS IV‐compliant vehicles, Hero MotoCorp liquidated large BS III inventory, leading upto March 29. In the past two days, we have taken tactical steps to assist our dealers and incentivise customers with an objective to liquidate the remaining BS III stocks,” Pawan Munjal, CMD and chief executive officer of Hero Motocorp, said in a filing to the BSE. Chennai-based TVS Motor Co. saw domestic volumes go up 8.4 per cent to 216,995 units last month in comparison to 200,190 units sold in March 2016. The sale of scooters grew 23.5 per cent as against 10.3 per cent for motorcycles.The Indian arm of Yamaha Motor Co. also had a upbeat month, clocking 76,144 units (including Nepal) last month, 27 per cent more when compared to 60,032 units sold in March 2016.”March 2017 was challenging as automobile sector in India had to offload BS III inventory which was re-affirmed by Supreme Court’s decision towards the closing. The company is en route to achieve 1 million in 2017 as well, through exciting products and by expanding its trade networks. Known for its fair practices and responsible outlook, Yamaha has already introduced its new line of BS IV variants which will gain traction amongst its customers,” Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said in a statement.As reported earlier, Eicher Motors sold 58,549 units of Royal Enfield motorcycles in the domestic market this March in comparison to 50,059 motorcycles sold in March 2016. Overall (including exports), Eicher Motors sold 6.66 lakh Royal Enfield motorcycles in 2016-17, up 31 per cent from 5.08 lakh units sold in 2015-16. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) saw its 2016-17 volumes rise 12 percent to 5 million units from 4.48 million units sold in the preceding fiscal.  People in large numbers at a 2 Wheeler showroom to buy discounted vehicles after the BS III vehicles ban on sale and registration of vehicles from 1st April 2017 and the vehicles which do not meet the new standards, in Hyderabad on March 31, 2017.IANSlast_img read more

Sex Toy Stripped Of CES 2019 Award Because Vaginas

first_imgWhy is CES threatened by empowered women and the products that empower them? #CESGenderBias @LoraDiCarlo_HQ https://t.co/bn88lLto9j— Katy Rose (@KatysTable) January 9, 2019 Stay on target Sex Toy Maker Dame Sues MTA Over Sexist Ad PoliciesCES Reinstates Innovation Award for High-Tech Sex Toy Boycott @CES. Bad gender bias from the parent CTA organization. #CESGenderBias https://t.co/h9cIlzh6UB— C. Conrad Cady (@cccady) January 8, 2019 Really disheartening to hear that CES has a gender bias. I mean, it’s not surprising. But still, one would think innovation would be progressive. What’s even worse is that CES awarded and rescinded an innovation award from a woman who earned it. #CESGenderBias— Alex Chase (@AswiftChase) January 8, 2019 Sex tech made great strides at the Consumer Electronics Show … until it didn’t.Pleasure product start-up Lora DiCarlo was selected as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree in the robotics and drone category for its Osé “personal massager.”It uses micro-robotics to provide “blended orgasms”—a combination of the two different ways women can climax.“We’re doing something that has never been done before,” company founder and CEO Lora Haddock wrote in a statement. “We’re making the world’s first hands-free device for the holy grail of orgasms.”Vetted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, which owns and produces the annual CES event) and a panel of independent judges, Osé joined a handful of other award-winning inventions.“This feather in our collective cap made years of research and engineering even more worthwhile and further validated our vision for creating innovative, inclusive products that change lives,” Haddock said.The almost exclusively female team rejoiced, celebrating their win and looking toward a future of envelope-pushing ideas. For a little while.A month later, Lora DiCarlo was “unexpectedly informed” that CTA was rescinding the award—as well as the firm’s invitation to CES 2019. So I worked on this really amazing product and we won a CES Innovation Award in the robotics category, but then they took it away#CESGenderBiashttps://t.co/d8OrMpR36W— Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short (@DinoMechanic) January 8, 2019Administrators initially cited a certain rule, saying entries deemed to be “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane, or not keeping with” the organization’s image will be disqualified.As Haddock pointed out, not only does this imply that women’s sexual wellness products are somehow indecent or salacious, but it begs the question of how Osé made it past the first round of inspections by CTA staff.(Which has, in the past, authorized the launch of a sex doll for men, among other sex toys, and welcomes a recurring VR porn exhibit that lets folks view erotica while consumers wander by.) I tell you what’s immoral, techbros ….your collective inability to treat women centred design as equal to the needs and achievement of da menz. #CESGenderBias #CES2019InnovationAwards https://t.co/vvLDoHNEeJ— Dr Mel Thomson (@DrMel_T) January 8, 2019CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and Executive Vice President Karen Chupka reportedly followed up with a memo stating that Lora DiCarlo’s product—designed with university robotics engineering labs and a team of engineers—was “actually ineligible” for the robotics and drone category.“You never know how technology can be used,” Haddock said. “The future of healthcare might well be in the patent for a sex toy. But if CES and CTA are so intent on keeping women and sex tech out, we’ll never find out.”In an open letter to Shapiro, et al., Haddock encouraged followers to share her words on social media using the hashtag #CESGenderBias. Shame on you #CESGenderBias @CES @GaryShapiro LEt’s all support this cause https://t.co/cS8fnsnAMe from @LoraDiCarlo_HQ— parisneto (@parisneto) January 8, 2019Interested shoppers can also sign up for the Lora DiCarlo newsletter for updates on the fight for sexual equality and the Osé launch.The Consumer Technology Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment.More on Geek.com:Good Smile’s Tenga Robot Is a Sex Toy Robot ToyWhat’s Next for Smart Sex Toys Post-Teledildonics?Finally, You Can Buy Sex Toys at Burger King!last_img read more

Colins PostNFL Draft and Free Agency Herd Hierarchy Top 10

Colins PostNFL Draft and Free Agency Herd Hierarchy Top 10

first_imgThe NFL Draft is in the books and instead of picking draft winners and losers, Colin decided to release an offseason Herd Hierarchy of the NFL’s Top 10 teams, taking into account draft picks AND immediately impactful free agency acquisitions.The top of the list will look familiar, but there are some omissions (Saints, Bears and Browns) that will surely have you filling up with his mentions with outrage tweets. Like it or not, here’s Colin’s Top 10 after a flurry of offseason activity.last_img

Tulum fighting sargasso head on says mayor

Tulum fighting sargasso head on says mayor

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — The mayor of Tulum says they are working on the fight against the arrival of sargasso and, over the next few days, will present a work plan. He says city council is working in coordination with various levels of the government to address the problem, however, he also says “We will not sit waiting with our arms crossed. We are looking for different alternatives with the corresponding dependencies to move the sargasso problem forward. We are concerned,” he stressed. Mayor Víctor Mas Tah says Tulum is working on the fight against the problem of sargasso, and over the next few days, two seaweed deposit centers will be opened to avoid the sea grass from accumulating on the municipality’s beaches. “The Department of Urban Development and Ecology is working to open two sargasso reception centers so that businessmen and workers in public areas can deal with the sargasso since there is no final confinement area,” he added. He emphasized that Tulum is combating the problem head-on, working on very specific schemes to address this problem since it is a priority, stressing that alternative solutions are being sought for the issue. Mas Tah explained that over the next few days, he will present a local work plan in addition to what is coordinated with the state government and federal authorities to battle the unwanted seaweed. “It requires the participation of everyone, especially the business sector along the coastal area and the three levels of government through its different bodies. Tulum is a tourist destination that we have to take care of and we need to combat this phenomenon,” he said.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Palapa of La Barracuda in Playa del Carmen burns

Palapa of La Barracuda in Playa del Carmen burns

first_imgThe fire was reported by neighbors around 3:00 a.m. when they saw flames shooting out from the grass roof. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene and were able to control the scene and extinguish the flames, however, the palapa had already burned, leaving only the frame. The fire happened at La Barracuda located on 28 de Julio. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A fire consumed the palapa of a popular Playa del Carmen restaurant during the early morning hours of Tuesday. Witnesses reported seeing two men dressed in black enter the area and cause the fire, however, the night watchmen says he didn’t see anything. An official cause of the fire remains unknown. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) last_img read more

XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K Is The Best 4K Quadcopter Under 450 –

XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K Is The Best 4K Quadcopter Under 450 –

first_img Share Tweet Submit A comparison of the similarly priced Phantom 3 2.7k ($499) vs the Xiaomi Mi 4k ($433)The Gearbest discount is amazing. Why? Well, it will allow you to purchase the highly reviewed and preferred drone at a great flash sale price. It will be available to you in a month if you order now. If you want to avail the deal you should hurry up because the pieces available are limited and the days till the sale ends are also limited. You can check out more sale items on the Gearbest Flash Sale.center_img Xiaomi is a name that is slowly but steadily gaining popularity all around the world. The company is being recognized for its laptops, smartphones and consumer electronics. Last year the XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter was released and it raised a lot questions about whether the company would be able to establish itself in this market when companies like DJI existed. However, the product is extremely hard to find in the US mainland and Amazon and other sellers overcharge for the product. Well, not anymore.The best drone under $450: Xiaomi Mi Drone 4k for $433 Gearbest is giving a great promotional discount for a limited period of time as part of their flash sale that will allow you to purchase the XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter at a mere $433. This would make it the best drone under the $450 mark – and a 4k one at that. The discount is available only for a few days so the faster you purchase it the better it would be.Before you choose to invest in the product, here are some specs that you would want to know.Camera: The drone comes with an integrated 4k camera with 3-axis gambal stabilization capable of suppressing up to 2000 vibrations per second. It offers 4k video quality and low latency and a very strong anti-interference technology.Range: These features allow you to take good quality pictures without disruption even if you are 4 km away (maximum range tested in an unobstructed area without live view was 6km).Battery life: Compared to the phantom series, it has a much better battery life and can fly non-stop for ~27 minutes. Another great feature about the MI drone is that it can calculate the power needed to return home. In the case of low battery, it will utilize this feature and return safely home.Positioning and Hovering: The MI drone has a light body that allows better flight performance. The ARA-D airfoil propeller also allows higher aerodynamic efficiency. The GPS and GLONASS positioning makes the hover much stable compared to the DJI Phantom 3 series.Security systems: The MI drone has multiple security systems that ensures that your drone is safe every time it is set in motion. As I already mentioned before, the drone returns home when the battery is low. If the remote disconnects for some reason, the drone is equipped to return home. The drone comes with GPS real-time tracking and it also has the ability to stop and hover if it approaches a no-fly zone.Comparison:last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Technology | November 05, 2012 Fujifilm FDR D-EVO Flex Portable System Offers Truly Portable DR Related Content Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more An extremely portable, fully wireless, hand carry-able DR solution, the FDR D-EVO Flex has a design that offers the ability to instantly upgrade to just about any analog portable, X-ray room or remote location. The lightweight, compact, three-piece system consists of a wireless FDR D-EVO flat panel detector, rugged and fully-featured laptop workstation, and supporting communications box. Just drop the mini briefcase-style box into the cassette drawer, snap the laptop into its mount and you’re ready to go, with endless DR possibilities—and Fujifilm’s outstanding image quality, Simplify your exams and speed up your workflow. It’s that simple with the easy-to-use workstation and optional swivel and tilting display mounting kit. The communications box and detector operate with the same battery type and allow up to three hours use per charge. Spare batteries and multi-slot charging dock are included.For more information: www.fujifilm.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more last_img read more