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Sadiq Khan backs proposal for quicker 5G rollout in London

first_img A new report out today by former Treasury economist Matthew Oakley, and commisioned by Vodafone, found that an upgrade from 4G to 5G infrastructure would have a £120bn benefit to the UK economy over 10 years. (Getty Images) Sadiq Khan has backed a new report that calls for a quicker rollout of 5G infrastructure in London and beyond. The new report comes after recent speculation suggesting the UK was prepared to U-turn on its decision let Huawei help build the country’s 5G network. Vodafone chief executive Nick Jeffery added: “5G will play a vital role as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Boris Johnson made the decision earlier this year to allow Huawei to build “non-core” elements, which were deemed to be less vulnerable to potential security attacks. “As our economy begins to recover from the effects of Covid-19, we need to explore the potential of 5G to improve Londoners’ lives – from how they get around the city to how they access healthcare,” Khan said. Earlier this month, Vodafone UK’s chief technology officer Scott Petty said “UK’s leadership in 5G will be lost” if it drops Huawei from helping build the network. A new report out today by former Treasury economist Matthew Oakley, and commissioned by Vodafone, found that an upgrade from 4G to 5G infrastructure would have a £120bn benefit to the UK economy over 10 years. Show Comments ▼ The report found that 5G would help “the take-up of smart healthcare devices” and that “schools and universities would have more capability to conduct virtual lessons over faster and more reliable mobile networks”. Share Stefan Boscia whatsapp London would benefit in this same timeframe by a £37.9bn uptick in economic output. “It is crucial to recognise the role that fast and reliable connectivity will play in unlocking the digital potential that exists in every region across the country.” Monday 29 June 2020 12:01 am Downing Street has come under heavy pressure from Conservative MPs about Huawei’s involvement, with many concerned the firm could collect sensitive information through the network on behalf of the Chinese state. whatsapp Sadiq Khan backs proposal for quicker 5G rollout in London A new report out today by former Treasury economist Matthew Oakley, and commisioned by Vodafone, found that an upgrade from 4G to 5G infrastructure would have a £120bn benefit to the UK economy over 10 years. (Getty Images) Also Read: Sadiq Khan backs proposal for quicker 5G rollout in London Vodafone has previously expressed its support for Chinese telecoms company Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G network. “Through our ambitious work on improving digital connectivity, we’re using London’s streets and the Tube network to improve fibre coverage and lay the foundations for 5G over the next decade.” A new report out today by former Treasury economist Matthew Oakley, and commisioned by Vodafone, found that an upgrade from 4G to 5G infrastructure would have a £120bn benefit to the UK economy over 10 years. (Getty Images) Also Read: Sadiq Khan backs proposal for quicker 5G rollout in London More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comlast_img read more

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More bad weather for Britain: Second storm and snow expected on Saturday

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sarah Spickernell by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MD More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com More bad weather for Britain: Second storm and snow expected on Saturday Saturday 10 January 2015 6:36 amcenter_img A second storm is due to hit the UK today, causing more disruption to homes and travel routes. Turbulent weather is due to arrive from the Atlantic and sweep across parts of the country, according to the Met Office. It is also expected to bring with it the first widespread snowfall of the year. Gales of 80mph are predicted, along with between 2cm and 4cm of snow. “Tonight there will be further wintry showers in the north and west, with snow over northern hills, reaching lower levels at times,” the Met said. “Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England are most at risk from snow and ice.” There will be yellow “be prepared” weather alerts in Scotland, the north, the Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland later on Saturday.  Yesterday, thousands of homes were left without power and after the first of the two storms struck. Hurricane force-winds hit the north of Britain and left more than 100,000 homes without power.  Scottish Power has announced that 20,000 customers are now reconnected to their power supplies, while Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution says electricity has been restored to around 60,000 homes.  Travel services were disrupted, with trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow affected. On roads, high winds caused problems on the A1 in Yorkshire and the North East as lorries toppled over and blocked the carriageway. The trans-Pennine A66 was also closed.  The cause of this spate of bad weather is a powerful jet stream coming from the US, where very low temperatures hit warmer air in the south.  whatsapp Share Tags: UK weatherlast_img read more

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Signed out of prison but not signed up for insurance, inmates fall prey to ills

first_img Signed out of prison but not signed up for insurance, inmates fall prey to ills Tags Medicaidpatientspolicy Matt York/AP Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Jay Hancock — Kaiser Health News and Beth Schwartzapfel — The Marshall Project Log In | Learn More INDIANAPOLIS — Before he went to prison, Ernest killed his 2-year-old daughter in the grip of a psychotic delusion. When the Indiana Department of Correction released him in 2015, he was terrified something awful might happen again.He had to see a doctor. He had only a month’s worth of pills to control his delusions and mania. He was desperate for insurance coverage. By Jay Hancock — Kaiser Health News and Beth Schwartzapfel — The Marshall Project Dec. 6, 2016 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What is it? Politics last_img read more

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‘Everybody knows somebody’: This state is a laboratory for the future of Alzheimer’s in America

first_img Beth Olson (center), a care consultant with North Dakota’s Dementia Care Services Program, says goodbye to Jo Ormiston after a visit. Also pictured is Jo’s husband, Alan, and their daughter Barb Kram. Tags agingdementiaMedicaidstates Photos by Ann Arbor Miller for STAT Betty Mahlke, whose husband had Alzheimer’s Please enter a valid email address. @GraceRubie Leave this field empty if you’re human: That’s what it did for Betty Mahlke. Though the caregiving exhausted her, she couldn’t stomach the idea of moving her husband into a care facility. When Larry eventually couldn’t recognize even her, Olson had already prepared her for how to respond.“We’d be sitting in the living room and he would look at me strangely, and you could see that fear in his eyes, that this lady is not anybody he knows,” Betty recalled. “There were times when we’d go to bed at night and he’d lay on the edge of the bed, stiff as a board.” When Larry said, “Where’s Betty?” she knew to reassure him: “I’ll go try and find her.” Then she’d leave the room, change her shirt, and come back in.Without that preparation, Betty said, she wouldn’t have known how to handle Larry’s confusion. And if she’d had to travel to a bigger city to attend the presentation that first introduced her to Olson, she’d never have gone. All told, without the Dementia Care Services Program, she said, she could never have kept Larry at home for so long.A formal evaluation of the program backed up stories like Betty’s with statistics. The study, conducted at the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, looked at the first 3 1/2 years of the program. Caregivers reported that it helped them feel more empowered, less likely to need emergency room visits and hospitalizations for their loved ones, and less likely to place their loved ones in long-term care. The researchers estimated the resulting cost savings at $800,000 for medical and hospital services avoided and $39 million for long-term care.Alan Ormiston turned to the regional Alzheimer’s Association to help guide him in caring for Jo. “He has risen to the challenge,” says Barb Kram, the couple’s youngest daughter. “It’s been amazing to watch.” Olson, seen visiting with the Ormistons, is one of six consultants who travel the state to evaluate families’ needs, train caregivers, and connect families to services. Michigan, too, studied its similar, small pilot program and found that it reduced nursing home placements by more than 9 percent and saved the state over $500,000 in a single year.The bottom line, said Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the UND Center for Rural Health: “If you can provide some support services for the family caregiver, you can improve the lives of those with dementia and the family caregiver, and likely save the public taxpayer some money.”Even so, the North Dakota program lost over 10 percent of its funding in a budget crunch last year and could face further cutbacks as the state grapples with a continued shortfall. This comes as Republican congressional leaders in Washington have proposed capping Medicaid money sent to states as part of the Affordable Care Act repeal, which could make such dementia care programs all the more important. Are we facing an Alzheimer’s armageddon? Related: The state’s primary strategy is to assist family caregivers — the estimated 30,000 North Dakota spouses, siblings, sons, and daughters looking after loved ones with dementia. A half-dozen consultants roam the state to evaluate families’ needs, train caregivers, connect them to services, and offer advice. Studies show the program has helped families keep their loved ones out of nursing homes and save the state money.“We are not well-prepared, to put it mildly,” to respond to the growing Alzheimer’s crisis across the country, said Marc Cohen, clinical professor of gerontology and director of the Center for Long-Term Services and Supports at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Since the burden of caring for dementia patients falls heavily on family members, he added, strategies like North Dakota’s are “exactly what is needed.”advertisement Betty Mahlke, a retired bookkeeper, discovered the impact of North Dakota’s approach two years ago, when her husband, Larry, started forgetting everyday details — a troubling symptom of the Alzheimer’s diagnosis he’d received years before. It’s lonely enough caring for a loved one with dementia in the heart of a city, surrounded by service organizations and care options. But like Betty, many of North Dakota’s growing ranks of family caregivers are doing it in far lonelier places: on isolated farms or in small towns across 350 miles of the Great Plains.The Ormistons’ farmstead sits among a grove of trees near Nekoma, N.D. Like Alan, many of the state’s growing ranks of family caregivers are living on isolated farms or in small towns across 350 miles of the Great Plains. The Mahlkes lived in Jamestown, a city of 15,000 halfway between Fargo and Bismarck, a hundred miles from each. Jamestown is hardly the state’s most remote community; it is home to the National Buffalo Museum, a stock car racetrack, and high school football games that Larry Mahlke loved to frequent. But it has limited support services compared to a big city. So when a visiting consultant, Beth Olson, came to give a presentation on dementia at the local senior center in March 2015, Betty seized the chance.“Every little hint” about how to care for Larry resonated, Betty recalled. “I was just grasping for anything that could help.”Soon after, Olson visited the Mahlkes at home, and that began a relationship that would carry Betty through the deepening challenges to come. At first, Olson suggested puzzles and games that could help Larry, a retired furnace installer and insurance salesman, keep his mind active. When he later stopped recognizing his own home, she coached Betty on the best response. Instead of arguing, Betty would invite him into the car, drive a few blocks, drive back, and say they were home. Sometimes the gambit worked, Betty said. “Other times he’d say, ‘This is not my house,’ and we’d have to drive around some more.”Olson’s personalized support of the Mahlkes is North Dakota’s model for easing the burden of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Olson is a care consultant with the state’s Dementia Care Services Program, established in 2009. Republican state Senator Dick Dever proposed the program after discovering personally the difficulty of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s. The state Legislature approved it with overwhelming support in both houses. Michigan is now piloting a similar program in three counties and working to expand it statewide. Privacy Policy What makes North Dakota such an Alzheimer’s hot spot? Like much of the rest of the Midwest, it’s graying. Rural counties are emptying out as young people depart for better job prospects elsewhere, leaving an earlier, aging generation behind. This is a familiar story for Betty Mahlke, whose four grown sons all settled out of state (in Minnesota, Nevada, and Idaho) for the sake of work.The youth exodus has been countered in North Dakota by a flood of young arrivals coming to work the oil fields — but only in a fraction of the state’s counties, and not enough to divert the overall trend. The state still has a high ratio of elderly residents. Especially large is the group called the “oldest old,” those age 85 and over, who are dramatically more likely to die from Alzheimer’s than the group age 65 and over. In the latest US Census, only Rhode Island had a larger portion of its populace in the “oldest old” range.Still, that explanation doesn’t satisfy Dr. Donald Jurivich, chair of geriatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, who believes there’s more at play than migration patterns. When he shows his colleagues North Dakota’s high dementia numbers, he said, “People have pretty much been stupefied.” Why wouldn’t Rhode Island, with its higher ratio of “oldest old,” match North Dakota in dementia deaths? And why not Iowa, whose population of “oldest old” is nearly as high? The only state with a comparable ratio of the very elderly whose dementia death rate surpasses North Dakota is neighboring South Dakota.Jurivich and his colleagues have speculated on a host of possible causes, none yet proven: Perhaps North Dakota’s high Alzheimer’s death rates could be explained by radon exposure, a meat-heavy diet, genetic predispositions among the northern Europeans who settled this part of the Midwest, or simply state-by-state differences in record keeping. He’s applying for grants to fund further study to solve the mystery.The Dementia Care Services Program, meanwhile, has to cope with the realities on the ground. The program, run by the regional Alzheimer’s Association, substantially expanded the shoestring work that the association was doing before 2009. Previously, two consultants had covered the entire state, counseling families one-on-one (including Dever’s family) and raising their own funds. Thus stretched, they couldn’t range far beyond Fargo and Bismarck, the two largest cities.Alan Ormiston stays close to Jo at the couple’s home. They married in September 1959 and raised four children together. Now, six care consultants do the job, dividing the state into eight zones. As Olson did with the Mahlkes, the consultants assess patients’ needs, teach caregivers what to expect and how to respond, refer them to services, lead support groups, and answer questions by phone and in person. Importantly, they often visit patients’ homes, even those in the remotest corners of the state. Between January 2015 and this February, nearly three-quarters of the 2,602 consultations were done in person.Deaths from Alzheimer’s have jumped 74 percent since 2000 in North Dakota, and the program’s caseload has similarly exploded. The number of families served has risen steadily since 2011, from about 500 in every two-year period to a current pace that could double that. The program costs the state $600,000 a year.The program’s main purpose is to help families keep loved ones with dementia at home, rather than in a nursing facility, for longer. With average nursing home costs running over $8,000 a month per patient, and the state’s share of Medicaid paying half the price, even a few weeks’ delay can make a dent. For families, having the knowledge and support to keep a loved one at home can also make a big emotional impact, relieving the bewilderment and burnout that often afflicts caregivers and preventing costly, avoidable medical care for patients and caregivers alike. ‘Dementia-friendly’ communities take root across US Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Health‘Everybody knows somebody’: This state is a laboratory for the future of Alzheimer’s in America By Grace Rubenstein April 12, 2017 Reprints Related: “I was just grasping for anything that could help.” This makes the state an ideal laboratory to glimpse at the future of Alzheimer’s in America, and to identify strategies that could help the rest of the country cope. The devastating disease has strained families and the state budget. So North Dakota — a place that prides itself on personal independence and financial parsimony — has found new ways to support its residents and a new consensus to spend money on prevention. About the Author Reprints [email protected] Over the past quarter-century, the balance of Medicaid money spent on long-term care has shifted away from nursing homes and toward more home- and community-based care. UMass Boston’s Cohen warns that the proposed caps could reverse that trend, resulting in cuts for optional support programs and thus sending more patients into nursing homes.“If there is less money available to pay for home and community-based care,” he said, “families will have to pick up the slack — or people will have greater unmet need — and training to make them more effective will become more important.”As the number of Alzheimer’s patients grows and federal dollars potentially dwindle, other states are likely to need to develop similar supports for families, for reasons both humane and pragmatic. “We know people do better at home, and people want to care for their loved ones at home,” said Gretchen Dobervich, a one-time field director for the regional Alzheimer’s Association who now represents Fargo as a Democratic member of the state Assembly. Plus, “with the large numbers of people we’re going to see with this disease, there’s no way we’re going to be able to have enough care facilities to treat the number of diagnoses we’re going to see.”Olson spends a portion of her time on the road visiting families and giving public presentations. The North Dakota program ultimately enabled Betty Mahlke to care for Larry at home until just three weeks before his death. One day in March 2016, a year after entering the Dementia Care Services Program and six years after his initial diagnosis, Betty went out for a few hours and left Larry in the care of a health aide from a company Olson had helped her find. Larry, disoriented and distressed, shoved the unfamiliar woman and walked out of the house, searching for Betty. He walked a block in the late-winter cold without a coat or shoes on. Betty told Olson, who happened to be in town for an event, and the two of them brought him home.The next night, his last night at home, Betty and Larry had a picnic dinner in the living room and danced waltzes like they had as younger sweethearts. The following day, Betty brought him to a nursing home, where hospice helped pay part of the staggering $1,860-per-week cost. Larry died less than three weeks later, at age 74. The Mahlkes had been married for 51 years.“I don’t think that he suffered” during those few weeks in the nursing home, “so that was a blessing,” Betty said. “I did it for my husband, and I know he would have done it for me.” Grace Rubenstein North Dakota’s sparse geography has long made it a natural frontier: Pioneers here pushed the boundaries of westward expansion, then agriculture, and recently domestic oil drilling. Now the state finds itself on the leading edge of a new boom that it never would have chosen: Alzheimer’s disease.Cases are climbing across the United States, and especially in North Dakota, which has the country’s second highest death rate from the disease. While Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death nationally, it already ranks third here.“Everybody knows somebody” affected by the disease, said Kendra Binger, a program manager with the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota and North Dakota. As public awareness rises along with the numbers of cases, “it’s hard to ignore anymore.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Covid-19 and suicide: an uncertain connection

first_imgAnd then the coronavirus showed up, trailing fear and anxiety in its wake. It triggered panic-buying of toilet paper and a spike in sales of firearms and ammunition. Schools are closed and Colorado is — like most states — under a stay-at-home order. There are concerns about increased use of alcohol, social isolation, and abuse among trapped families. The disruption in the medical system may prevent people with chronic mental health conditions from getting the therapy or medications they need. Skyrocketing unemployment rates and a looming recession add stress.So will Colorado and other states see rises in suicide rates over the coming months?Maybe. It does seem like a perfect storm, with an explosion of risk factors, existential anxiety, and even more access to firearms. And calls and texts to crisis lines have increased.But maybe not. Maybe there is hope. Related: Colorado has been tackling its suicide problem through innovative programs, private-public partnerships, and a comprehensive approach with attention to the various at-risk subpopulations.advertisement I also talk with them about another reason why suicide rates are high in Colorado and the rest of the Mountain West: available firearms. If someone is feeling hopeless and can’t see another way out, and that person reaches for a gun to attempt suicide, in 9 of 10 cases they will die. There won’t be a chance for family or friends to intervene, for 911 to send paramedics, or for doctors in the emergency department to stabilize them with antidotes or other treatments. First OpinionCovid-19 and suicide: an uncertain connection A view of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The state’s suicide rate is one of the highest in the country. Adobe I live and work in Colorado, a beautiful state that can look to an outsider like a year-round playground of sunshine and skiing. But my state has a big problem: suicide rates that are among the highest in the country.It’s a growing crisis. The National Center for Health Statistics recently reported that the suicide rate across the U.S. increased 35% between 1999 and 2018, the last year with complete statistics.Suicide is a complex issue, usually without a single reason for its occurrence. Risk factors include social stressors, substance abuse, and mental illness like depression. When I talk with patients in the emergency department or teach medical students and residents, I point out the common thread of hopelessness.advertisement About the Author Reprints In the end, positive outcomes are up to us. We don’t have to be passive passengers riding the Covid-19 wave. Each of us has a role to play, and even small steps can help prevent suicide and save lives.Look out for your friends, family and neighbors. Know how to spot when someone might be thinking of suicide or at risk for it. If you’re worried, ask! It’s okay to ask someone if they’re having thoughts of suicide, and don’t worry about what words you use; just show you care. Make sure you lock up guns, toxic medications, and other potential suicide methods. And if you are having thoughts of suicide, reach out for help.When I get discouraged about my state’s suicide rate, I remember that our history is full of stories of colorful, tough characters. My favorite pioneer is the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” an immigrant who lived in a two-room log cabin before striking it rich in the mining boom. Her story, like ours, is not just about being a stoic individual. She survived an unexpected and unprecedented disaster: the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. And she saved others by loading lifeboats before she got on one and by encouraging the women in her boat to keep rowing.We can all be Molly Browns and get through Covid-19 and whatever comes after, especially if we’re in it together.Emmy Betz, M.D., is an emergency physician and researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. By Emmy Betz April 22, 2020 Reprints As patients tell apps they’re feeling suicidal, digital health startups scramble to respond Neighborhoods in Colorado have started howling outside every evening. It’s our version of Italians singing and New Yorkers clapping, with an outdoorsy twist. The howling shows support for frontline health care providers, grocery workers, and other essential employees. But it’s also a cry that we’re still here, that we’re a pack. It’s a simultaneous expression of communal grief and celebration.The stress of isolation has brought focus to creative ways to connect with others, whether it is through virtual religious observances or best practices for teleworking. There’s renewed attention to the importance of sharing emotions and the mental health benefits of exercise. For many, it has slowed down life by cancelling business trips and social commitments, resulting in more time with family and potentially stronger and healthier emotional connections.There are glimmerings on the horizon that the Covid-19 epidemic might eventually lead to an improved medical and public health infrastructure. Racial disparities in Covid-19 fatality rates are highlighting the need to address disparities in health conditions and health care access. The navigation of daily life during the pandemic highlights disparities in socioeconomic status, where staying home is, in so many ways, a privilege.With luck and leadership and the actions of many, our country’s experience with Covid-19 can lead to positive changes to address homelessness, joblessness, food and housing insecurity, and the many other social issues that plague our society and may increase suicide risk. We can hope that the Covid-induced shift to telemedicine will increase availability to services for mental health and addiction. We can hope for — and demand — resources for comprehensive suicide prevention programs like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PREVENTS initiative. @EmmyBetz National support for ‘red-flag’ gun laws could prevent many suicides Emmy Betz Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Trending Now: Related: Tags Coronavirusmental healthlast_img read more

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Nips and tucks keep Saskatchewan budget in the black

B.C. budget forecasts three years of billion-dollar deficits Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Alberta hopes higher oil prices will power recovery Keywords Budgets,  Saskatchewan “They haven’t changed for years … I mean it’s been since 2007. It’s a $5 change,” Krawetz said in outlining his plans Wednesday for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The move is expected to save $10 million. The budget also increases ambulance fees for seniors by $25 to $275 a trip. A standard fee of $20 a month is also being introduced for personal hygiene supplies for special care-home residents. But it was the film industry that was left reeling after the budget. The government said it is winding down the film employment tax credit. The move will save up to $3 million this year and $8 million annually after existing credits are paid out. Ron Goetz, president of the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association, said the move will kill the production industry. “Wherever they have cancelled a tax credit in the past for film and television, those companies have all had to move out. There’s no way around this one. You are out of business in this province,” said Goetz. “If this would have happened three or four years ago, we would have lost ‘Corner Gas.’ “ “Corner Gas” producer Virginia Thompson said if the production company wants to make a “Corner Gas” movie down the road, it won’t be able to afford shooting in Saskatchewan. “We would have to fake it in another province,” she said. Thompson said the cut also calls into question the future of another series “Insecurity,” an action comedy about a fictional national security agency. If the series is picked up for a third season, it will have to move to another province, she said. The cost-saving measures are part of the government’s plan to nip at expenses. The province is forecasting revenues of $11.3 billion and expects to spend $11.2 billion — up 4.7% from last year. That would leave a surplus of $95 million. By law, half of that will be transferred to the province’s rainy-day fund. Krawetz said the government is making responsible choices while other jurisdictions face financial trouble. “Saskatchewan is the first province to table a balanced budget this year,” he said. “Balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility are helping keep our economy strong.” Marilyn Braun-Pollon, spokeswoman for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said the budget is on the right path. “There’s a number of things that small business owners will like about this budget and first of all that it’s balanced, one of the few budgets in the country that will be balanced,” said Braun-Pollon. “Also that they’re continuing to reduce the size and the cost of the civil service.” The equivalent of 500 full-time government jobs are being cut, but the province says that will be done through retirements and managing vacancies. Bob Bymoen, president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union, was skeptical. “An initial blush of it is we do believe that there will be actual layoffs and actual people losing their jobs out of this budget,” said Bymoen. New spending focuses on promises the Saskatchewan Party made during the election campaign last fall. It includes money for highways, more surgeries and a tax credit for first-time home buyers. Other promises to be financed are extending the provincial sales tax exemption on children’s clothing to those under 18, funding 500 new child-care spaces and providing a scholarship for all high-school graduates to use at any post-secondary institution in the province. “What we’re implementing in this budget is some of those promises, either implementing the first stage of them or fully implementing them,” said Krawetz. “We have a number of programs that I think need to continue…and those are costs. When we look overall at the operating increase of 3.9%, I think we’re going to be the envy of many provinces if not all. “We’ve done a pencil sharpening on many things and you can see from reductions that we are implementing that we’ve been very prudent and cautious.” The Opposition NDP said the budget means seniors will have to reach deeper into their pockets. “Our concern is that we see a nickel and diming of seniors — in fact it goes well beyond nickel and diming,” said finance critic Trent Wotherspoon. “The Sask. Party’s … giving something on one hand, but they’re taking it and taking it and taking it again.” Wotherspoon also noted that northern fire crews are being reduced from five members to four — a move the government said will save $400,000. “It’s a small savings that comes with a big human risk,” he said. Premier Brad Wall said after the budget that there were some tough decisions to make, like the film tax credit cut. He said the ambulance fees hadn’t increased since 1992 and there are more drugs covered under the province’s drug plan now. But the premier said the measures are necessary because Saskatchewan doesn’t want to get a version of the Drummond report, referring a recent report from economist Don Drummond who told the Ontario government to adopt a host of austerity measures to reduce spending. “This was preemptive. This budget’s prescriptive,” said Wall. “It’s about a balanced budget, but we also want to preempt having decisions forced on the province at some date down the road because we didn’t look after the sustainability question. We’re not prepared to do that.” Jennifer Graham Seniors and families with children will have to pay more for prescriptions in a Saskatchewan budget that pinches pennies to keep the books in the black. Finance Minister Ken Krawetz said their out-of-pocket costs will rise to $20 from $15 per prescription. 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Canada announces contribution to next-generation robotic warehouse solution

first_imgCanada announces contribution to next-generation robotic warehouse solution From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaCanada is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, and we are quickly charting the course in commercializing new technologies in this pivotal and fast-emerging market. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative companies that are creating highly skilled jobs and developing new technology for the digital economy of the future.December 15, 2020 – Ottawa, OntarioCanada is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, and we are quickly charting the course in commercializing new technologies in this pivotal and fast-emerging market. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative companies that are creating highly skilled jobs and developing new technology for the digital economy of the future.Today, Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry), announced a contribution of $34 million to Attabotics Inc., a robotics supply chain company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. This investment will help the company further develop and bring to market its robotics warehouse technologies and will continue to build on western Canada’s substantial strengths in transformative technologies, including clean technology, digital industries and precision agriculture.This Canadian company initially received $6 million through the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and $5 million through Western Economic Diversification Canada for other projects before securing funds through the Strategic Innovation Fund for its $73.3-million project. Attabotics also recently announced that it has received $66 million in series C venture capital funding.Attabotics’ system uses advanced manufacturing practices and automation technologies to offer the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. Through this project, Attabotics will maintain a minimum of 165 employees a year and create 449 new jobs by 2031.Unlike traditional warehouses that require humans to physically store and access products in rows and aisles, Attabotics condenses an average warehouse into a single vertical storage structure that uses robotic shuttles travelling horizontally, vertically, on top of and underneath the structure to store and access goods. The company’s technology has the potential to significantly increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption compared to traditional large-scale centres.This project supports the government’s Innovation and Skills Plan by growing Canada’s highly skilled workforce and advancing research in foundational new technology-a key component for future economic growth and innovation.Quotes“The hard-working people at Attabotics have made the company a great example of a Canadian success story. Today’s announcement will build on Canada’s global leadership in AI by supporting Canadian research and bringing a one-of-a-kind robotic technology to market that will create good jobs and boost Canadian economic growth. This investment will help restart Canada’s economy and help grow it back better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”– Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry)“Prosperity in the Prairie provinces depends on shipping resources and commodities, and continued growth will depend more and more on innovation, knowledge and enterprise. Congratulations to the entire Attabotics team on this investment. The Government of Canada recognizes the valuable contribution of this project to the Prairie economy.”– The Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre“We are so proud to be part of the evolving tech ecosystem here in Canada and are truly honored to have the support from the Government of Canada. The talent responsible for building Attabotics’ system from the ground up came from Calgary, and we look forward to using these funds to further grow our business and create even more opportunities for the local economy.”– Scott Gravelle, Founder, CEO and CTO, AttaboticsQuick factsThe company’s system maximizes the full height of a warehouse, creating significant space, cost and energy savings while increasing efficiency, modularity and speed compared to other competitive systems on the market.Attabotics has committed to investing hundreds of millions in R&D by 2038.The contribution is being made through the Strategic Innovation Fund, a program designed to attract and support high-quality business investments across all sectors of the economy.In addition to the Strategic Innovation Fund, there are hundreds of programs and services to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada’s economy. With its simple, story-based user interface, the Innovation Canada platform can match businesses with the most fitting programs and services in about two minutes. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, building, Canada, commodities, covid-19, efficiency, Government, innovation, intelligence, Investment, Ottawa, parliament, resources, Secretary, technologylast_img read more

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Review an opportunity to strengthen local govt

first_imgReview an opportunity to strengthen local govt The New Zealand National PartyA review of local government is timely and necessary but it must not become the latest plank in the Labour Government’s centralisation agenda, National’s Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon says. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Government, Local Government, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is an F1 car for the streets

first_img advertisement Trending in Canada Full coverage of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Should you buy it? Two caveats to this question. First, are you even curious of the price? If so, then move on; Mercedes-AMG is letting this one go at €2.275 million (almost $3.3 million), so if you’re a bit squeamish on making your mortgage, best move on. Also, if you haven’t made your interest obvious to Mercedes already, you’re probably out of luck; it’s taken offers of purchase and will select those who will have the privilege of owning a Project One. But there’s nothing like it out there at the moment, apart from true LeMans-style race cars.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS When is it coming? Expect the Project One to be available in 2019, but don’t expect to see it to be on Mercedes’ showroom floors. Only 275 models will be built. center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Mercedes-AMG Project One RELATED TAGSMercedes-BenzAuto ShowsFrankfurtAuto ShowsFrankfurt Motor ShowNew VehiclesFormula One Management Ltd.Formula One RacingMotorsportsSports What is it? The Mercedes-AMG Project One is the hypercar of your dreams. Or, maybe not. Sure, it has a Formula One engine in it: a 1.6-liter V6 with accompanying electric motors, so don’t expect that guttural roar you’d think a car capable of more than 350 km/h should have. But if that doesn’t matter, you’ve got a car with more than 1,000 combined horsepower for F1 performance on the street.Why does it matter? This is a halcyon car that Mercedes-Benz has not had for a long time – in fact, they may not ever have had such a car to lead the pack. So, regardless of how many they sell, it’s a performance and technological marvel to showcase what the German company is capable of, even if it may never see a race track. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG Project OneDerek McNaughton, Driving ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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GCT Returns for June Now Due

first_imgRelatedNew Tax Bill To Be Amended Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding business operators that GCT returns for the month of June is due on Thursday July 31, 2014.Under the new policy relating to GCT on Government purchases, suppliers filing GCT returns and claiming credit, based on Withholding Tax Certificates (WTC) issued to them by a government Tax Withholding Entity (TWE), are reminded that they are required to file online. This will allow the data relating to the WTCs received to be automatically listed on the return when filing, provided it was uploaded by the TWE.Tax Withholding entities (TWEs), which include ministries, departments, agencies and some public bodies, are required to upload the WTCs that they issue. It should be noted however that where a WTC is automatically reflected on a GCT return, the suppliers may contact the issuer of the certificates to request that it is uploaded.Suppliers are reminded that where they are unable to claim their withholding tax credit from the WTC’s on their GCT return for June that they can do so in July or on a subsequent return.For further information persons may call the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 1- 888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. Story HighlightsTax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding business operators that GCT returns for the month of June is due on Thursday July 31, 2014.Under the new policy relating to GCT on Government purchases, suppliers filing GCT returns and claiming credit, are reminded that they are required to file online.Suppliers are reminded that where they are unable to claim their withholding tax credit from the WTC’s on their GCT return for June that they can do so in July or on a subsequent return. RelatedDBJ Finalizing Legal Framework for Venture Capital Industry Advertisementscenter_img GCT Returns for June Now Due Finance & Public ServiceJuly 31, 2014Written by: Tax Administration Jamaica RelatedCustoms Revamps Authorised Economic Operator Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

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Samohi graduation marks endings, beginnings for Class of 2016

first_imgHomeNewsEducationPublicSamohi graduation marks endings, beginnings for Class of 2016 Jun. 09, 2016 at 11:33 amPublicSamohi graduation marks endings, beginnings for Class of 2016Jeff Goodman5 years agoalexis negreteben rossclass of 2016Dean Chieneva mayoralfleetwood macgreek theaterjonah mathewskanye westSamohisamohi alumniSanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica high schoolsanta monica newssophie schwarz High school graduation is seen as a bridge to future endeavors and accomplishments, and at Santa Monica High School that sentiment is taken quite literally.One by one, after having their names announced before a packed Greek Theater, members of the Class of 2016 walked a railed plank across the venue’s semicircular pool Wednesday evening to shake hands with district officials and signify their departure from the campus they’ve called home for the last four years.“As you cross that bridge,” Samohi principal Eva Mayoral told the graduates, “symbolizing the foundation you’ve laid and the obstacles you’ve already conquered, hold your head up high with eyes fixed on your dream destiny.”Samohi this year celebrated the achievements of 710 new alumni, a 4.7-percent spike on the 678 students in the school’s Class of 2015.Valedictorian honors were bestowed upon Christopher Ferrarin, who claimed the title that Nicholas Charchut and David Lin shared last year. Ferrarin, a talented student and musician, was one of 24 candidates for the distinction who had earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their high school careers.Christopher Alba, who was active in student government and Junior State of America, among other extracurricular activities, was selected as salutatorian.Student body president Dean Chien and class president Leiloni Reynoso spoke briefly, as did Zain Delawalla and Muizz Jivani. The ceremony featured several musical arrangements, including a harmony-rich rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” by Romie Drori, Jessica Fuller, Ben Ross and Sophie Schwarz.Antonia Fuller addressed her classmates through a narrative poem, acknowledging their growth over the last four years but also urging them to think about how they’ll continue developing in the future.“We all started out so small, and yet look at how far we have come,” she said. “I ask: Who will you be? Who will we be?”If the history of Samohi alumni is any indication, the members of the Class of 2016 will be many things: lawyers and doctors, teachers and artists, business executives and government leaders. Mayoral said this year’s graduates must strive to live up to the school’s rich tradition.“Every day, Samohi alumni are extending society’s visions beyond the outer reaches of our universe and our imaginations,” she said. “They run court rooms, operating rooms and classrooms. They win gold medals, Super Bowls, World Series, Academy Awards and Emmy Awards. … This is your heritage. So take a deep breath, Class of 2016.”Samohi’s graduating class includes a collection of standout student-athletes who will continue playing sports in college, including basketball star Jonah Mathews (USC), baseball players Jaylon McLaughlin (Nevada) and Lowell Schipper (Richmond) and sprinter Marcel Espinoza (Cal State Fullerton).“Today is the day,” Mathews tweeted before the ceremony, adding a graduation cap emoji. “having mixed emotions.”Alexis Negrete, a member of the varsity cheer squad who traveled to Florida in February to compete in a national championship event, on Wednesday morning posted an image of a cartoon bear being catapulted into the air, a reference to Kanye West’s 2007 album “Graduation.”The soundtrack of Wednesday evening’s ceremony was a mixture of raucous cheers, blaring air horns, confetti cannons popping and, of course, encouraging words.“Be reminded that transforming dreams into reality is a function of just two things: hard work and plain-old stubborn determination,” Mayoral said. “Don’t sabotage your journey with the destructive self-debate over what may or may not be possible. Just map out the pathway between Present You and Future You and begin.”[email protected] :alexis negreteben rossclass of 2016Dean Chieneva mayoralfleetwood macgreek theaterjonah mathewskanye westSamohisamohi alumniSanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica high schoolsanta monica newssophie schwarzshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity Council to weigh in on Santa Monica’s LUVE initiativeWorrying about the new Wally WestYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoCurious CityNewsOpinionGOODBYE SAMOHICharles Andrews3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agolast_img read more

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Moore co-leads modified Stableford Barracuda

first_imgTRUCKEE, Calif. – Ryan Moore curled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a share of the lead with Adam Schenk on Thursday in the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship at Tahoe Mountain Club. Moore and Schenk had 14-point rounds under the modified Stableford scoring system. They each had seven birdies in bogey-free rounds in high altitude on the Old Greenwood Course, the first-time venue after 21 years across the border in Nevada at Montreux Golf and Country Club. ”It was tough,” Moore said. ”The wind was kind of up and down out there. So, distance control was everything, and we did a really good job figuring out early in the week kind of what stock clubs are going up here, and we did a great job all day today of just getting it right around pin high and controlling our distances really well, which is just really important on a golf course like this.” Players receive 8 points for albatross, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie, zero for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-3 for double bogey or worse. Full-field scores from the Barracuda Championship Robert Streb, Seamus Power and Patrick Rodgers were tied for third with 11 points. J.J. Spaun was another point back with Cameron Percy, Branden Grace, Peter Uihlein, Maverick McNealy, Kevin Tway and Emiliano Grillo. Moore has five career PGA Tour victories. After missing the cuts in his first three events following the coronavirus break, the 37-year-old former UNLV player tied for 40th two weeks ago in the Memorial in Ohio and tied for 12th last week in Minnesota. ”I thought I was more ready coming out of the quarantine than maybe I was,” Moore said. ”I came out and kind of felt a little uncomfortable and just didn’t feel like myself for the first few weeks, so I kind of honed in on what I felt like I needed to do, and just been grinding on that for the last few weeks.” Schenk is winless on the PGA Tour. The 28-year-old former Purdue player birdied five of the final seven holes on his opening nine, parred the next seven and closed with birdies on Nos. 8 and 9. ”Had a couple nice par saves, which always makes it easier to add up these points,” Schenk said. ”You’re not going backwards at all. Hit a couple wedges close and pretty much kept it out of trouble. There’s some room to drive the golf ball, but if you do drive it considerably off the fairway you can find some trouble.” He likes the new venue. ”I liked the last golf course, and I like this one a little better, in my personal opinion,” Schenk said. The winner will earn a spot in the PGA Championship next week, if not already eligible. The top two from the top 10, not already eligible, will get spots in the U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot.last_img read more

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Letterkenny Hospital Manager : Months before hospital is reopened

first_img Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp News Pinterest The general manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has said that the hospital faces a huge challenge in the aftermath of Fridays flooding that has destroyed parts of the buildings.Speaking at a press conference in the Mount Errigal Hotel this afternoon Sean Murphy said it will be months before the hospital will be back to anywhere near normal.An external investigation as to why the flooding occurred is currently being carried out by a group of civil engineers.When that is made known, a full report will then be commented on.Manager of the hospital Sean Murphy says some services are continuing, and some services will be re-established sooner than others, but overall, he says it will be a significant amount of time before the hospital is reopened:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/seanraw1.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, speaking at a press conference this afternoon, the Clinical Director of Letterkenny General Hospital, Dr Paul O Connor says Altnagelvin and Sligo General Hospitals are coping well with the extra influx of patients.But Dr O Connor said patients should only go to hospital in an emergency situation:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/pconn.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMontana Governor Brian Schweitzer to receive 2013 Tipp O’Neill Diaspora AwardNext articleSinn Fein to reroute controversial Castlederg parade News Highland Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Facebook Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – July 30, 2013 Letterkenny Hospital Manager : Months before hospital is reopened Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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People / Henrik Ambak tops list of new directors at IATA’s Cargo IQ

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 01/06/2018 IATA’s Cargo iQ organisation has appointed Emirates SkyCargo’s senior vice president of global operations, Henrik Ambak, (pictured above) as its new vice chairman.And Nadeem Sultan, vice president of global cargo operations at Qatar Airways Cargo, and Hendrik Leyssens, head of global operations of cargo at Swissport, have also joined the Cargo iQ board – the first time either company has had a seat. Also joining the board are KLM Cargo’s director of performance management, Rutger Jan Pegels, and Panalpina’s global head air freight procurement and product management, Markus Muecke.Mr Ambak joined the freight forwarding industry over 30 years ago, and then moved to the ground handling sector, before joining Cargolux to oversee all aspects of cargo and ground operations.He joined Emirates in 2014, where he is responsible for all Emirates SkyCargo’s operations at its hub in Dubai, as well as over 150 outstations globally.“The Cargo iQ journey of close industry collaboration has rendered air cargo as the only mode of transport with a standard cross-industry quality management and measurement approach – quite a feat,” he said.Mr Sultan (pictured above) has over 18 years’ experience in air transport, including roles in cargo network operations, cargo sales & marketing, safety and security compliance, and freighter operations. He joined Qatar Airways Cargo in 2014 after working with Atlas Air.Mr Leyssens (pictured below) joined Swissport in 2012 to develop and implement quality standards and KPIs at Swissport Cargo Services, and now oversees the global management of its cargo processes, standards and systems, including Cargo iQ.“Swissport was one of the first members to join Cargo iQ and our commitment to quality delivery in our cargo operations is well recognised,” said Mr Leyssens.“This shall encourage us to continue delivering best-in-class services.”Meanwhile, Max Sauberschwarz, vice president and global head of carrier & gateway air logistics at Kuehne + Nagel and Jens Appel, vice president performance management at Lufthansa Cargo have been re-elected to continue to represent their companies.The Cargo iQ board consists of 13 seats that are elected by members for two years, and this year there were seven seats up for election.last_img read more

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SA Player of the Week (Round 5)

first_img Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Sharks No 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe was the standout South African player in the fifth round of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament, writes JON CARDINELLI.The Sharks have won four of their first five games. They recently beat the Reds in Brisbane to complete their Australasian tour with a campaign-boosting haul of three wins from four matches.Much has been made about the Sharks’ new-found ability to transition from defence to attack. Notshe’s vision, speed and silky handling skills have certainly amplified the team’s potency on the counter-attack.WATCH: Notshe’s try assist against the RedsThe clip above highlights the threat of the versatile No 8. Notshe sees the space on the right-hand side and cuts back inside. He accelerates past several defenders, and then sets up Madosh Tambwe for a simple run-in.Notshe also made an impact on defence in Brisbane. The No 8 finished the contest with 10 tackles (none missed) and one turnover.COLUMN: New mindset driving Sharks revolutionNotshe is the third Shark to be named SA Player of the Week in five rounds.Photo: Steve Haag Sports/Hollywoodbets Post by Jon Cardinelli ‘ SA Player of the Week (Round 5) Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoRoyal Leaf CBDThe CBD Wild West – The big secret some CBD companies are hidingRoyal Leaf CBD|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on March 2, 2020 Sikhumbuzo Notshe on the run center_img ‘ Posted in Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged player of week, sharks, sikhumbuzo notshe, Super Rugby  1025  106 ‘ ‘ ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Union City rallies behind 5-year-old Leukemia patient at ‘Battle for Bella’…

first_img Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief says RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pina Productions hosted the Battle for Bella fundraiser in Union City, an event dedicated to helping pay for the medical costs of Isabella Perez – a 5-year-old Leukemia patient. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFiRsgKJykw&feature=youtu.be[/fve]Perez, the beneficiary of the charitable event, is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.The fundraiser, hosted at Union Hill Middle School, focused around a charity basketball game between the Union City Police Officers and the New Jersey Chiefs. The night also included a halftime performance by “JAFFI” of Team LilMan.Hudson County View asked Carlos Pina, the CEO of Pina Productionz, how he felt about the atmosphere of the event.“I’m happy, I’m happy, the turnout is great. The gym is packed right now, it’s very early still, there’s a lot of people that have committed to come after work, so I look forward to it.”Isabella’s mother, Norma Perez, a Union City teacher,  told Hudson County View how thankful her and her family is for the support they have received from the town and community.We’re very thankful that everyone has been so supportive from the board of education to city hall, the police officers well as the chiefs for participating.”With an intense matchup between the Chiefs and the Union City Police Department, the game ended in dramatic fashion for the police force: as a last-minute buzzer beater secured a 55-52 win.All proceeds of the event will go to directly to Bella’s medical funds. To donate to “We Battle for Bella,” check out the GoFundMe page. Previous article30-year tax exemption in Ward F to generate $6M in revenue for Jersey CityNext articleJersey City’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hopes to end ‘tale of two cities’ Michael Rodriguez Facebook Twitter By Michael Rodriguez – February 25, 2016 2:27 pm 0 Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CommunityUnion City Union City rallies behind 5-year-old Leukemia patient at ‘Battle for Bella’ fundraiser CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network TAGSbattle for bellacarlos pinaisabella perezleukemiaUnion Hill Middle School SHARE Community Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Bayonne last_img read more