Countries should seize the unique “window of opportunity” offered by current changes in world population structure, the top United Nations official in charge of economic and social issues said today at the opening of the annual UN Population Commission meeting in New York. José Antonio Ocampo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said many countries are at the stage when fertility falls from high to low levels and the number of people in the prime working-age category increases compared with that of children and older persons. During this “window of opportunity,” the number of potential workers rises in relation to dependants, with possible beneficial effects on the economy.But such benefits are not automatic, Mr. Ocampo said. “The right policies are necessary to improve human and physical capital, increase employment and promote savings,” as well as “to increase the educational attainment of children and young people” so as to provide enough trained workers to the workforce.In addition, “to ensure that the window of opportunity gives rise to economic growth that may persist even after the window closes, it is essential to increase not only production but also savings and the accumulation of assets,” Mr. Ocampo said, adding governments should foster institutions that promote savings for retirement and the accumulation of other assets. Lengthening people’s productive lives and increasing retirement age was another option, he said.“The current bulge in the youth population presents an unprecedented opportunity for growth and transformation depending on the choices that governments make,” said UN Population Fund Executive Director Thoraya Obaid. “Investing in young people’s education, health including their sexual and reproductive health, and employment” would yield large returns.Governments should make greater investment in young people “and especially adolescent girls, so that they can pass safely to adulthood,” she said.According to a UN report, the region with the longest “window of opportunity” and the highest ratio of potential workers to dependants is Africa, where older persons represent just 5 per cent of the population and children comprise 41 per cent. Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean have a couple of decades to benefit from the optimal worker to dependant ratio, while Europe and North America are no longer likely to benefit as they are well advanced in the population ageing process.The annual session of the UN Commission on Population and Development, which focuses on “the changing age structure of populations and their implications for development,” concludes on Friday. 9 April 2007Countries should seize the unique “window of opportunity” offered by current changes in world population structure, the top United Nations official in charge of economic and social issues said today at the opening of the annual UN Population Commission meeting in New York. read more

“Since the illegitimate occupation of these islands in 1971, the UAE has adopted a flexible diplomatic approach to resolve this matter through peaceful means, through direct bilateral negotiations, or by referring the matter to the International Court of Justice,” UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan told the General Assembly.“The actions taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran with the aim of changing the legal, physical and demographic situation of the islands are null and void and have no legal effect whatsoever,” he said, referring to Abu Musa, and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs islands.“Those Iranian actions also constitute a violation of international law, and the UN Charter. Therefore, the UAE demands of the Islamic Republic of Iran to enter into serious and direct negotiations between the two countries, or to refer the issue to the International Court of Justice in the light of its continuous illegal occupation of the three islands which are an integral part of the territorial sovereignty of the United Arab Emirates.”Exercising his right of reply later today, Iran’s representative said the islands were an “eternal part” of Iranian territory and were under Iranian sovereignty, and any attempts to qualify that were wrong.The territorial dispute was also the subject of a discussion today between the Emirati Foreign Minister and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The two officials also exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria, Yemen and Somalia. 26 September 2011The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today called on Iran to either enter into serious, direct talks over three islands which it says are an integral part of UAE territory or refer the issue to the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ). read more

TORONTO — Falling energy stocks led the Toronto stock market lower for a second consecutive day Friday.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 11.97 points to 14,534.06 amid weak jobs data.The Canadian dollar tumbled 0.62 of a cent to cents US as Statistics Canada reported that the economy cut 28,900 jobs in April against expectations of a gain of about 12,000. It was also a huge turnaround from the previous month when the economy cranked out 43,000 jobs, which means just 14,000 jobs were added over the two-month period.The unemployment rate held steady at 6.9%.U.S. indexes registered modest gains as the Dow Jones industrials rose 32.37 points to 16,583.34, the Nasdaq climbed 20.37 points to 4,071.87 and the S&P 500 index added 2.84 points to 1,878.47.The TSX was negative this week after three weeks of advances, down 1.57% after traders digested a heavy slate of earnings news and took some profits from sectors that have run up sharply this year, including gold and energy stocks. But it is still one of the best performing stock indexes, up almost 7% year to date, a gain that many analysts believe the TSX would register for the whole year.“It’s been a good start to the year,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“We’re up 6.5% or so, I mean, that’s your annual return and we’re already there in May.”It was a quiet day for earnings news as shares in The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU) lost 22 cents or 4.54% to $4.63 as the coffee chain reported a drop in its first-quarter net income to $56,000, or one cent per share, compared with $688,000, or seven cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013.Revenue was up at $7.6 million, compared with $6.2 million year-over-year.On Thursday, after markets closed, energy producer Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) said that quarterly net income totalled $622 million or 57 cents per share compared with $213 million or 19 cents in the prior-year period. Revenue for the three months ended March 31 rose to almost $4.4 billion from $3.76 billion in the prior-year period and its shares gave back 10 cents to $42.90.In other corporate developments, The Financial Times reported that Apple is orchestrating a $3.2-billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine. Apple could announce a deal as early as next week and its shares were off 0.4% in New York.The TSX energy sector led decliners, down 0.56% as June oil gave up early gains to move 27 cents lower to US$99.99 a barrel.The gold sector gained about 0.2% while June bullion faded a dime to US$1,287.60 an ounce. The base metals group was ahead 0.42% as July copper was up two cents to US$3.08 a pound amid some positive inflation news from China.Consumer prices in the world’s second-largest economy rose 1.8% over a year earlier, down from March’s 2.4% increase, giving the government more leeway if needed to stimulate the slowing economy. read more

first_img Whitley Bay is a seaside town in North Tyneside A spokesman said: “There was a man in the vehicle, but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”The driver’s next of kin have yet to be informed and the body has not been formally identified, they added.Officers are investigating how the vehicle got on to the causeway and are treating the death as “unexplained”. Anyone who saw a vehicle being driven suspiciously earlier on Tuesday should call 101, the spokesman said.The short causeway out to the rocky island and its lighthouse is submerged at high tide.It is a popular walk for locals and visitors to Whitley Bay. Lighthouse car overturned Credit:Owen Humphreys Lighthouse car overturned Coastguard crews in Whitley Bay after the fatal crash A driver has died after his car was found on its roof on a causeway to a popular lighthouse.Police were called to the path out to St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, after a member of the public spotted the vehicle.Northumbria Police said officers attended and found a blue vehicle on its roof  at shortly after 7am on Tuesday. Lighthouse car overturned Credit:Owen Humphreys/PA Credit:Owen Humphreys/PA Coastguard crews in Whitley Bay after the fatal crashCredit:Owen Hmphreys/PA 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.last_img read more

first_imgThe UN has declared today the first International Day of Happiness. Last year, Karen Hand, a doctoral researcher co-curated the National Happiness Experiment with Professor Malcolm MacLachlan from Trinity College Dublin. Here she tells us what we can do as a nation to make ourselves happier. She writes: HISTORICALLY, IRISH PEOPLE score very well in global happiness research – but have all of the recent crises blunted our national sense of cheer?In May 2012, the Trinity School of Psychology teamed up with the Science Gallery and Vodafone to pioneer a mobile-text-based study over six weeks to explore aspects of Irish people’s happiness. Some 3309 people from all over Ireland participated; average age 44, from under 10 to over 80 years of age. Impressively, 80 per cent of participants stayed the distance and responded to the text questions over the full six weeks.Overall scores for happiness were high in global terms – the National Happiness Experiment found that on average people scored 6.8 on a 10-point scale. However, the same people only rated Ireland at around five as ‘being a fair place’ on a 10-point scale and under four in terms of ‘powerful people being held accountable’.Improving our collective happinessThose people who had higher happiness scores were significantly more likely to have higher fairness and accountability scores, which argues that if we could improve the fairness of the system, we could improve our collective happiness even further. International research has separately demonstrated that economic inequality in societies is linked to more social problems (drug abuse, crime levels, mental health) regardless of absolute wealth levels in those societies.This led us to ask what type of policies could be pursued to allow for a ‘fairer’ and ‘more inclusive’ Ireland, as part of pursuing an agenda with people’s happiness as an explicit goal, rather than a ‘trickle-down’ consequence of economic growth. Education and Health are obvious areas to consider. A two-tiered education system can widen societal division in terms of educational levels and subsequent social mobility.In Ireland, one of the lead indices of educational success – going onto third level education – is influenced by whether your school is a private or public one. Of course every family should be able to choose the type of school they want for their children but, from a national policy view, perhaps common resources need to be applied to strengthening the common and public system.Injustices in the systemA two-tiered health system can lead to waste and inefficiency in both tiers of the structure – queues on one side and empty beds on the other, not to mention the stress this places on the health professionals working there. When we combine this with the international evidence that higher levels of inequality lead to worse physical health and mental health for the population, we realise that it might be worth making fairness and inclusiveness a more explicit objective of health policy? It would be ironic if the way we are managing our health system were itself, negatively impacting on the total health burden of the nation.The National Happiness Experiment found that people strongly agreed (7.5 on a 10-point scale) that Ireland ‘had a unique and valuable identity’ but a sense of fairness and accountability was also significantly correlated with this. It is understandable that in times like these, when we are cost-cutting and rationalising, making fairness a priority to boost the happiness of the nation, may seem like a pointless pipe-dream rather than a real possibility.However, the exact opposite argument can also be made. If we are in the process of remaking Ireland, perhaps this is a chance to set out a stall on what we value, what we would want to achieve and how we could get there? Everyone understands that this will not happen overnight but the commitment to get there could be a shared intention and of itself, begin a journey towards greater happiness and fairness for all.Karen Hand is a doctoral researcher who co-curated the National Happiness Experiment with Professor Malcolm MacLachlan, Trinity College Dublin. Their book Happy Nation? Prospects for Psychological Prosperity in Ireland (Liffey Press) can be bought in Eason’s and good bookshops around Ireland. 50 per cent of author’s royalties go to the St. Vincent to Paul.Read: How happy are you? Scientists want to know>Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth>last_img read more

first_imgSpaceX has been the name most associated with NASA and successful launches in recent times, what with multiple trips to the International Space Station (ISS). But it isn’t the only company vying for NASA contracts. US company Orbital Sciences has also been hard at work, and yesterday managed the successful launch of its Antares rocket, known as the Antares A-ONE mission.The launch can be watched in the two videos below, and occurred at 5pm EDT yesterday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, eastern Virginia. The launch is actually a double first, as it’s the first launch of Antares as well as the first launch from Wallops Flight Facility.Orbital Sciences is better known for its manufacture and launching of satellites. But with the development of Antares it has become a NASA partner for carrying both cargo and eventually astronauts into space. This launch not only demonstrated Antares lifting off without issue, it also saw the separation of a mass simulated payload carried out, which was the same mass as a spacecraft.With the test launch completed, Orbital is now preparing to use Antares to resupply the ISS using the Cygnus cargo spacecraft later this year. The mission is being carried out as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS), and if that proves successful, Orbital will get a further 8 resupply missions between now and 2016 as part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian advisor to Liberal Federal MP Sophie Mirabella (Panopoulos), Anthony Scrinis resigned from his position, only three days after his appointment. The resignation of Mr Scrinis was prompted by allegations against him of inappropriate behaviour, at one of the most prestigious Canberra events, the Canberra Press Gallery’s Mid-Winter Ball. Mr Scrinis allegedly acted inappropriately towards various women while attending this philanthropic function. Mr Scrinis was by most accounts very inebriated. Mrs Mirabella who is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare, Women and Youth said that although Mr Scrinis argues that some of the allegations against him are exaggerated, he apologised for the incident and submitted his resignation. Wednesday night’s fracas is particularly embarrassing because Mr Scrinis had been working on a women’s initiative to encourage greater participation and debate within the Liberal Party.last_img read more

first_imgPendant la période glaciaire les icebergs descendaient jusqu’à MiamiIl y a 20 000 ans il faisait si froid que les icebergs descendaient de l’Arctique jusqu’au niveau de Miami. Les chercheurs ont fait cette découverte grâce aux marques que les antiques glaçons ont laissé sur les fonds marins floridiens. D’immenses inondations d’eau douce en provenance de lacs arctiques auraient permis d’apporter ces icebergs aussi loin dans la zone tropicale. Bien sûr qu’il faisait froid pendant la dernière glaciation, mais jusqu’où s’étendait l’emprise de la glace? Visiblement pas grand monde devait être épargné puisque des chercheurs de Caroline du Sud ont retrouvé des traces d’icebergs… à Miami! Ces monstres flottants ont raclé les fonds marins et laissé de véritables tranchées au large de la Floride. La nouvelle a été annoncée jeudi 6 décembre au congrès annuel de l’union américaine de géophysique.Les chercheurs ont pris en compte le niveau de la mer d’il y a 20 000 ans pour estimer que ces icebergs devaient mesurer entre 100 et 200 mètres. Pour l’instant une centaine de marques ont été découvertes dans le nord de la Floride et quatre au sud. Celles-ci font entre 10 et 50 mètres de large pour un maximum de 5 mètres de profondeur. Elles ont été découvertes grâce à des sonars après la découverte en 2006 de cas similaires, mais plus nombreux, sur la côte de la Caroline du Sud.Des crues d’eau douce responsablesIl semblerait que des débordements gigantesques dans les lacs glaciaires de l’Arctique aient provoqué la descente de courants froids jusqu’aux côtes atlantiques de la Floride. Des grands apports en eau douce dans les océans de l’âge glaciaire ont en effet été constatés à plusieurs reprises.Cela aurait représenté une quantité d’eau non salée supérieure à celle contenue dans les grands lacs américains. Selon les chercheurs, l’apparition d’un tel courant d’eau froide a certainement perturbé et dévié le Gulf Stream de l’époque, ce qui a dû modifier profondément le climat en Amérique du Nord et jusqu’en Europe. “Plus nous pourrons faire de cartographie, mieux nous connaitrons le plancher océanique, explique Jenna Hill, professeur à l’université côtière de Caroline du Sud. Nous ne pensions à la base pas trouver des traces de raclement d’iceberg. Cela ouvre la porte à de nombreuses autres informations à propos des modèles du climat et de la circulation des océans du passé.” Son équipe cherchait à la base des traces d’éruptions sous-marines de gaz quand elle a trouvé ces intrigantes balafres sur les fonds marins. Le 8 décembre 2012 à 19:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgOpengate Capital+1500(6%) Odds that one of the listed magazines will be sold this year National Geographic+600(14%) Rupert Murdoch+200(33%) Thomson Reuters+400(20%) Bloomberg+300(25%) Forget betting on which team will make it to this year’s NBA championship or who will take home the 2010 World Cup trophy. Now that Newsweek is up for sale, you can place bets on which company will acquire the troubled title. According to—a sportsbook, online casino and poker room—there’s a 33 percent likelihood that Rupert Murdoch will be the one to acquire Newsweek. Next up is Bloomberg (25 percent), Thompson Reuters (20 percent), Time Inc. (12 percent), McGraw Hill (9 percent) and OpenGate Capital (6 percent). [View the chart below for the return on wagers.]It’s fun to categorize buyers’ chances Las Vegas-style, but how did YouWager calculate the odds? “First comes the need to do some research,” Cory Scott tells me. “These are public companies, so it’s easy to see how they’ve been performing over the last few quarters. Next, you come up with your odds. Fans like to root for the favorite, while gamblers love a long shot, so you need to put up companies that have a possibility of going down based on performance, but it still needs to be unlikely to justify the larger payout.” People +700(13%) Scott adds that the site also takes into account the popularity of the companies being bet on. “People won’t bet if they don’t have an opinion, and they won’t have an opinion if they don’t know anything about the team or, in this case, the company,” he says.What are the Odds that Playboy Gets Sold?YouWager didn’t stop with Newsweek. The site has also placed odds on which major magazines will most likely be sold this year. Playboy tops the list at 29 percent followed by Time (25 percent), Vogue (20 percent), Sports Illustrated (18 percent), Vanity Fair (14 percent), National Geographic (14 percent) and People (13 percent). Scott came up with these odds by applying the same criteria as he did for Newsweek. “Playboy’s revenue for print and digital is down 26 percent, and this is a trend that has been going on for a while,” he said. “I compared Playboy to the other companies and decided they are the most likely candidates to go down based on recent and past performance.”Because Playboy has had financial trouble and because of the current state of the economy, Scott felt there’s a 25 to 30 percent chance that the company’s magazine would be sold, which equals roughly to +250 or $250 for every $100 risked. “After I set the odds, I need to ask myself whether people have an opinion on Playboy going down.  I think so, so the odds go up with Playboy as the ‘favorite’ to go down, but it’s still an unlikely outcome.” So, get your pocketbooks ready, and place your bets! [The +/- indicates the return on the wager. For Example: Betting on the candidate least likely to win would earn the most amount of money, should that happen. The percentage is the likelihood the contestant(s) will win.]center_img McGraw Hill+1000(9%) Odds that one of the options below will purchase Newsweek Vogue+400(20%) Time+300(25%) Time Inc.+750(12%) Vanity Fair+600(14%) Sports Illustrated+500(18%) Playboy+250(29%)last_img read more

first_imgLawmakers in a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing questioned a huge increase Overseas Contingency Operations funding and additional border wall costs in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2020 budget request, according to a report Thursday.Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford were pressed to justify DOD’s sharp increase from $69 billion to $165 billion in OCO funding, which isn’t subject to budget caps under 2011’s Budget Control Act.Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) challenged the senior officials that the increased OCO funding would be used for the Pentagon’s base budget, rather than contingency operations in what he called a “thinly disguised” attempt to skirt budget caps.Visclosky said the increase is “staggeringly out of proportion to prior efforts to avoid the caps.”He also was critical of the administration’s proposal to set aside about $9 billion in the budget for construction of additions to the southern border wall.The subcommittee did approve of a 3.1% pay raise for the military and retirees, joining the White House in support of the increase included in the record $750 billion defense budget request.Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img 2 Call of Duty fans can expect aspects from older games in the new mobile app.  Activision Call of Duty, the popular first-person shooter video game franchise, is coming to Android and iOS. Fans can preregister online now, and Android users can also preregister in the Google Play Store. The app and any future updates are free, according to the game’s website. In an email, a spokesperson for Activision said there will be a beta this summer in select regions. When fans preregister, they can opt to receive updates about the game, including when the beta launches. While the Google direct link is live, the iOS pre-registration link is coming soon.The new game was announced Tuesday during the Unity Keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference. Fans can expect maps for Nuketown and Crash, modes, heavy artillery and characters from all the COD games — from Black Ops to Modern Warfare.The new mobile version of the game, created in collaboration with Tencent and Activision, will launch for North America, South America, Europe and other countries. Originally published March 19.Update, March 20: Added more details about Activision’s release timeline. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Mobile Mobile Apps Gaming 1:53center_img Share your voice Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay details revealed Comments Activisionlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker In case anyone is looking for a reminder as to why diversity at Google is important, check out the newest Google Doodle. To celebrate the 44th anniversary of hip hop, the welcoming but once marginalized urban genre that now dominates all of music, Google turned its homepage into an interactive tutorial for turntablism. It’s basically DJ Hero 3, the Game of the Year.But before setting you loose on the virtual 1s and 2s, Google first turns things over the legendary Fab 5 Freddy, past host of the classic “Yo! MTV Raps,” to explain how the art first came to be. Freddy takes us back to August 11, 1973 where 18-year-old Jamaican-American DJ Kool Herc performed at a Bronx back-to-school party.To keep the crowd dancing, Herc juggled two vinyl records to stretch out the instrumental break, and basically invented an innovative and massively influential new musical technique. These breaks later formed the basis of beats rappers would perform over, in case you’re still wondering why so many hip hop songs use retro samples. If that sounds interesting to you, might I suggest watching The Get Down on Netflix?With the history lesson out of the way, the homepage then turns into a virtual turntable, complete with logo graphic by graffiti artists Cey Adams. Browse through bedrock hip-hop tracks available like “Clean Up Woman” by Betty Wright, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash, “Darkest Light” by The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, and even some original Google 808 drum machine tracks.Pick two songs, lay the records down, and create your own mix by hopping between tracks or scratching and rewinding the vinyl. The turntable has fairly basic functionality you’ll find in many DJ apps. But the auto-syncing, beat-matching, pitch-shifting, and cross-fading are all forgiving enough to prevent users from making music that sounds truly bad. Again, it’s like DJ Hero or The Magic iPod, but you have more choice over which songs you play. There are even achievements and social sharing. The turntable also has a handy link for looking up hip hop history.Hopefully, like other Google Doodles, we’ll be able to keep improving our DJ skills with this app long after the birthday celebrations are over. Maybe Google will even add new tracks over time? The project’s executive consultant is YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen, who used to run Def Jam Records and genuinely seems to want to share the culture with more people. So he has to have a ton of connections. I need to know how long I have to wait before somebody will let me make my epic Smash Mouth/Kendrick Lamar remix “Damn, You’re an All Star.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgThe Chiefs beat the Raiders last night to take the inside track on the AFC West division title, and Colin thinks they legitimately have a chance to win the Super Bowl. The only reason people aren’t taking them seriously is because they’re not interesting.If you look at their roster, it’s loaded, especially defensively. Andy Reid is the second-best coach in the AFC. People say they can’t win a Super Bowl with Alex Smith, but he’s won 60 of his last 84 starts, which is a better winning percentage than Bill Parcells had as a head coach. He’s got nice weapons like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to throw to, and the KC defense is better than Denver’s. No one will talk about them, but they’re a Super Bowl level team.“The Kansas City Chiefs are boring, and unbelievably effective.”NBA Critics say that the league is boring because it’s so top-heavy, and only two or three teams have a chance to win every year, but the same handful of teams always have a shot to win in the national title college football and basketball and nobody says a word. The truth is, people can complain all they want about how unbalanced the NBA is, but if LeBron and Durant meet in the Finals, everyone will be watching. The ratings will always tell the truth.“You say you want parity in the NBA. You say you want underdogs, and you don’t. And how do I know? Because ratings are truth serum.”The Rams are awful, and Albert Breer’s recent article in the MMQB says that head coach Jeff fisher and GM Les Snead can’t stand each other, and the Rams organization is a mess. Colin says the Rams organization is like a bad marriage. They moved the team, they drafted a young star quarterback, but the with all the flashy moves, the underlying problems are all the same. The Rams are irrelevant on the L.A. sports scene, and sticking with Jeff Fisher isn’t going to help anything. Time for a divorce.“The Rams right now, are a bad marriage, and they’re trying to save it with an exciting new move. A new house. ‘Let’s have a baby.’ Let’s draft a quarterback… And what do you have? A bigger mess.”Also, Colin gives his NFL Week 14 Blazin’ 5 picks! Game of the week is Baltimore at New England.Guests:Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and host of the Make Me Smarter football podcast is in-studio to discuss the Chiefs win over the Raiders last night, the reported dysfunction with the Rams between Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead, why he thinks the Ravens are primed for a playoff run, and his Week 14 picks.Greg Cosell – Senior producer of NFL Matchup and NFL Films joins the show to break down the film from Week 13, what he sees on film with the Seahawks, how their offensive philosophy has changed under Carroll, and what the film says about Cam Newton’s bad mechanics.Albert Breer – NFL Insider for The MMQB joins the show to discuss his recent article about the Jeff Fisher/Les Snead feud with the Rams, why Snead and Fisher could both be gone at the end of the year, whether Tony Romo could end up in L.A., how the stats say Matt Stafford is better than Tom Brady right now, and the huge difference Jim Bob Cooter has made with Stafford.last_img read more

first_imgThe mother has since taken the child off Ritalin and has the child doing assessment tests with the occupational therapist to be certain that Ritalin is not needed.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? An upset mother came into the Gazette offices stating that a teacher at the school her child attends is convinced that her child needs Ritalin.The mom said she took her child to a doctor, as she would rather first have a doctor clarify whether or not the child needed Ritalin.  The doctor confirmed the mother’s suspicions that the child did not need Ritalin, but rather just a bit more attention.She went back to the school, where the teacher again said the child could not concentrate and needed Ritalin.  The mother then noticed that her child was seated at the back of the class.She took her child to an occupational therapist, where again it was stated that the child does not need the medication. However, the mother put the child on Ritalin when the teacher persisted.After three months of being on the pills, the child started complaining about feeling confused. The child now needs glasses, as one of Ritalin’s side effects is changing eyesight or blurred vision.  The little one also struggles to sleep; insomnia is a side effect. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more August 16, 2011 — Brit Systems Inc. and SaferMD announced a marketing partnership that will enable radiologists using Brit Systems’ UrgentWorks Critical Results Test Management software to apply for malpractice insurance discounts from their insurance carrier. SaferMD is an independent and neutral third-party auditor that monitors the UrgentWorks communication system and reports the providers’ use back to the insurance carrier. This auditing process can also provide liability discounts to doctors and hospitals when they demonstrate effective use of the product.UrgentWorks is a Web-based, automated phoning solution for managing critical results. Findings can be parsed from reports or entered into a Web page either directly or via integration with workstations. The software then starts phoning clinicians and/or patient locations to deliver the findings. The system continues phoning a list of recipients until the findings have been acknowledged, which may also be done via the Web. The urgent finding history can then be returned via HL-7 to other information systems, most commonly as addendums to reports. Full listings on each urgent finding as well as statistical analysis of delivery and acknowledgement times are available with a few clicks.For more information: or FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | November 20, 2012 Intelerad Introduces Clinical Hub New version of InteleConnect provides a universal viewer and specialists’ worklists November 6, 2012 – Intelerad Medical Systems, a leader in medical imaging PACS, RIS and workflow solutions, today announced the launch of InteleConnect Clinical Hub.  The solution provides zero-footprint access to any internal or third-party PACS or DICOM archive at anytime from any location, using desktop web browsers, mobile devices, or Intelerad’s own iOS app.“With the release of InteleConnect Clinical Hub, we are introducing significant features that will greatly enhance referring physicians’ access to information,” said Rick Rubin, chief engineering officer, Intelerad. “In doing so, physicians can work in a more efficient and effective manner to deliver better care to patients.”  New Features To further enhance the way that physicians access information, the solution features intelligent worklists, which provide physicians with streamlined views that contain only their patients’ images and activity. The solution also enables radiologists to communicate discrepancies with clinician’s impressions.   InteleConnect Clinical Hub also features a collaboration suite that allows referrers and radiologists to work closer than ever before. This set of tools allows physicians to flexibly and securely grant access and share exams in a single click no matter where they’re stored, or instantly deliver tailored multi-level notifications and effortlessly manage critical results. Using InteleConnect Clinical Hub, care providers can deliver reports and results from multiple acquisition and readings sources. The solution also allows emergency room physicians to access all of their patient information, even when images are not yet available, and receive real-time updates. To enact custom views, the solution also provides clinicians with effective presets for windows-leveling and multiple viewports so a number of images can be seen in the same viewer.Big Step Forward for InteleConnect “With this version of InteleConnect, we have taken some big steps forward,” said Rubin. “With its clinical intelligence, collaboration suite and universal patient search, InteleConnect takes truly patient-centric care to the next level.” As with previous versions, InteleConnect is compatible with any desktop or mobile web browser, provides the option for preliminary and audio reports, patient search, timely email notifications for critical results, and status updates for requisitions. Secure and easy to manage, InteleConnect complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and all other industry standards. 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first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — It will be a jam-packed summer for Contiki next year when it launches its highly anticipated Europe Summer 2018/19 program. In addition to 26 new trips, the tour operator will introduce its first foray into river cruising with the launch of U by Uniworld, as well as a new “revolutionary” travel style called ‘Independent Insider’, which will replace its current ‘Easy Pace’ style.The program will also include an increased emphasis on culinary offerings through a partnership with social eating platform VizEat, as well as the increasingly popular ‘Limited Edition Series’ trips that give Canadians an even closer look into local cultures.“Europe was the birthplace of Contiki 55 years ago, and it remains a leading destination for young adventurers,” said Gabrielle Nydam, president of Contiki Holidays Canada. “We celebrate 35 years in Canada this year and by developing over 26 new and improved itineraries for 2018, we are demonstrating not only the constant innovation we bring to our European experiences, but also our dedication to young Canadians from coast to coast to coast. No matter what type of traveller your client might be, if they’re 18-35, Contiki has a European trip for them.”The Europe Summer 2018/19 program includes the following highlights:Independent Insider: This new travel style offers clients more freedom and flexibility. Itineraries are based in Europe’s most popular locations including Nice, Copenhagen, Budapest, Mykonos, the Amalfi Coast and Porto, and include hotel accommodation throughout, No Regrets Experiences and a choice of Free Time Add-Ons. Trips range from 3-13 days, with three nights in each city.In-Depth Explorer: There are three new and improved In-Depth Explorer trips, including the brand new ‘The Best of Britain’, a 10-day, summer-only itinerary that visits London, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Cardiff. There’s also the 11-night ‘Fiestas & Siestas’ that travels to Porto, Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona.High Energy: A new High Energy trip has been added: the nine-day ‘Ibiza & Beyond’. This trip kicks off in Barcelona then travels to Ibiza, Valencia and Madrid, and includes eight nights in quad-shared hotel and hostel accommodation, standard breakfasts, a cooking class in Valencia and more.Winter & Ski: Another new trip titled ‘Fire & Ice’ is launching in the Winter travel style. This six-day trip is based in Iceland and visits Reykjavik, Vik, Selfoss and Skaftafell. Highlights include the Blue Lagoon, horseback riding, buggy and glacier adventures and caving, with twin-share hotel accommodation throughout, all breakfast and three dinners included.Short Trips & Festivals: Four new Insider trips have been created as part of the Independent Insider travel style. These three-night breaks are ideal for those short on time and looking for a city escape.Sailing, Cruise & Beach: Contiki is offering river cruises for the first time through its sister company Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Designed for travellers between the ages of 21-45, U by Uniworld features sunrise yoga on deck, bikes on board, expert cocktail mixology classes and DJs on deck. There are four eight-day itineraries: ‘The Seine Experience’, ‘All in on Germany’, ‘The Danube Flow’ and ‘Rolling on the Rhine’. The summer program will also see new and updated ‘Sailing & Cruise’ trips, including the nine-day ‘Idyllic Aegean’.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksTo entice clients to book a Europe summer trip, Contiki is extending its Early Payment Discount program by an extra month. Now until Feb. 21, 2018, clients who book and pay in full can save up to $895 or 10% off. In addition, clients enjoy a further 5% off (the lower cost trip) with the brand’s new ‘Mix & Match’ program, where they can mix and match a selection of two Contiki trips seven days or longer.Moreover, groups of 10 or more guests can save 10% off (or the 11th person travels for free), 7.5% with seven or more guests, and 5% with four or more. Posted by Contiki announces new travel style, 26 new trips for Summer 2018/19 Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Contiki, Europe Thursday, October 19, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgTribute Portfolio, part of Marriott International, announced its arrival in Hudson, New York with the opening of The Wick Hotel at 41 Cross Street. The original building was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century as a candle and soap manufacturing facility, before undergoing a meticulous transformation into a boutique hotel in the last year.  With its captivating design and 4-star service, The Wick is poised to highlight Hudson as a destination for global business and leisure travellers while supporting the independent spirit of the local community.“We are thrilled to debut a Tribute Portfolio hotel in Hudson, a city driven by a creative energy that lends inspiration at every corner,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Management, Tribute Portfolio.  “We believe in seizing the moment to experience something new, to grow and expand, and we are excited to connect the community in Hudson with our indie-spirited design, sincere service and vibrant social scene.”Just a block away from the Amtrak station (HUD), The Wick is an easy two-hour train ride from New York City’s Penn Station, within easy reach of landmarks, such as Olana, Basilica Hudson and Hudson Hall, and just steps away from independent restaurants, art galleries, and antique shops.With 55 guest rooms, including seven suites, The Wick Hotel honors and elevates the building’s heritage throughout the design, mixing modern and industrial elements with original artwork from the Hudson River School. Details include the restored 1860s hardwood floors, denim-style wall coverings, candle-making patents and signature lighting. Original nineteenth-century Hudson River School landscapes by Thomas Cole, in reproduction with permission, hang in each guest room and the work of modern Hudson River School painter Jane Bloodgood-Abrams is featured in the lobby.Partnering with local craft beer, wine and spirits producers, The Wick serves a selection of unique signature drinks at the lobby bar along with locally-sourced light fare. The property also features a luxurious spa treatment room, fitness center, boardroom and event space, bringing a complete service offering to the market and unlocking business and mid-week travel to Hudson.last_img read more

first_img March 2, 2017 549 Views Share Home listings in late spring can sell nine days faster and with a 1 percent increase in price, per a new analysis by Zillow. “With 3 percent fewer homes on the market than last year, 2017 is shaping up to be another competitive buying season,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. Markets such as Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and Denver saw a 1.5 to 2.5 percent boost to the final asking price for homes listed last May and Zillow says those markets should experience similar results this year due to low inventories.Besides inventory, Zillow credited Spring as being the best time to list a home due to favorable weather conditions. Accordingly, sellers in states such as Texas, California, and Florida do not see much of a difference on when they decide to list their homes since these regions experience  climate changes.In 20 of the 25 largest metro areas, April or May, have shown to be the best months for listing. Dr. Gudell added, “Many home buyers who started looking for homes in the early spring will still be searching for their dream home months later. By May, some buyers may be anxious to get settled into a new home—and will be more willing to pay a premium to close the deal.”Not to mention listings made through Zillow on Saturday averaged 20 percent higher views on the market than listings made earlier in the week, likewise, listings on Friday received 14 percent higher views than Monday’s listings. In its February Market Hotness Index, also predicted that low inventories will lead to quick sales during the spring—so quick that reports the market has already gotten a jump on the trends that will continue throughout the spring. Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for said, “The spring buying season is off to a booming start. Not only is the season starting a month early, February is also expected to see the fastest-moving inventory in a decade, as well as the highest home prices the month has ever seen. In addition, this year is shaping up to be even more of a seller’s market than last year.” The Best Time to Sell is Spring, Report Sayscenter_img in Data, Featured Dr. Svenja Gudell Jonathan Smoke Market Hotness Index National Association of Realtors themreport Zillow 2017-03-02 Staff Writerlast_img read more

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