Take the Roof off Winter in Lunenburg County

first_imgLunenburg County will Take the Roof Off Winter on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Municipality Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring, Lunenburg Co., has a full day of free activities planned for all age groups — no matter what the weather may bring. “This mild weather we’ve been having should be the incentive for everyone to get out and be active,” said Jody Conrad, Go for Green consultant at Nova Scotia Health Promotion. “The MARC is a great place to showcase because it has so many options for people to get active outdoors while having fun.” As part of the Take the Roof off Winter initiative, Nova Scotia Health Promotion will showcase an event each year to create awareness and to celebrate all outdoor play during the winter season. The MARC facility and its staff are offering activities for all ages. An excellent resource for anyone looking for a way to be active, the facility has two outdoor rinks, two toboggan runs, 10 kilometers of skiing and hiking trails and 40 hectares (100 acres) of open space. On Saturday there will be children’s games, frisbee golf, hiking, a scavenger hunt and a make-your-own bird feeder workshop. Snow provided, the children’s games will include making snow sculptures and building igloos. Nova Scotia Health Promotion, in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia, the Recreation Facilities Association of Nova Scotia, Global Television, and Go for Green are encouraging communities to Take the Roof Off Winter, to use the unpredictable weather to their advantage and to be active all season long. The events run from noon to 5 p.m. at the MARC in Dayspring, Lunenburg Co. More tips on getting active this winter are available at www.taketheroofoffwinter.ca .last_img read more

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Dhonis inning against Windies was toprated Bumrah

first_imgManchester: Leading pacer Jasprit Bumrah was all praise for M.S. Dhoni, saying it was because of the “top-rated” inning from the 37-year-old that helped India post a competitive total against the West Indies which they defended quite easily on a tricky batting wicket at the Old Trafford. “Such type of innings is highly underrated. Sometimes, it appears as if he (Dhoni) is playing slowly and takes a lot of time. But while batting on such wickets, it is important to take your time. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev “We all saw how he took the game deep and in the end, it was because of him that we could reach 268 which was a very good total on this wicket,” said Bumrah while speaking to Yuzvendra Chahal for BCCI TV after India registered a thumping 125-run victory over West Indies on Thursday. Against West Indies, Dhoni once again started off slowly as he took his time to get used to the pitch and scored his first 20 runs off 40 deliveries. However, he compensated for it in the later stages of the game as he ended up scoring 56 not out of 61 balls, of which 16 he collected in the last over of the innings bowled by Oshane Thomas. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships During the course of his innings, he shared a 70-run partnership with Hardik Pandya and helped India reach 268/7 which according to Bumrah was a par score in Manchester. “This is where his experience comes in handy for the team as he absorbs all the pressure, takes the game deep and backs his style of play. We youngsters learn a lot from him. So, it was a top-rated inning because of which we could reach around 270,” he added. Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli also came in defence of Dhoni, saying the veteran batsman is one of the legends of the game. “Dhoni knows exactly what he wants to do in the middle. When he has an off day here and there, everyone starts talking. We always back him. He has won us so many games. The best thing about having someone like him is when you need those 15-20 runs, he knows exactly how to get them. His experience, eight out of 10 times has come good for us,” Kohli said in a post match interview. “We have quite a few players who play instinctive cricket and follow their game plans. He’s such a keen understanding of the game. Always sends us feedback, that you know 260 is a good score. He’s a legend of the game. We all know that. Just hope he can continue,” he added. Dhoni was criticised by many for his slow batting against Afghanistan where he took 52 balls to score 28 runs which had reduced India’s scoring rate in the middle overs and the Men in Blue managed to score just 224 runs in their allotted 50 overs which eventually they were able to defend on the back of some disciplined bowling from Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Apart from contributing with the bat, Dhoni also took a brilliant one-handed diving catch to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite. Bumrah bowled the delivery from wide of the crease and Brathwaite had no option but to follow the ball. The ball took the outside edge of his bat and Dhoni dived to his right and takes a one-handed stunning catch and ended Brathwaite’s inning for just one run. “I was trying to bowl an outswing delivery. And that catch taken by Dhoni was outstanding. He has been taking such catches since many years and once again he did the same,” said Bumrah while applauding Dhoni for the catch.last_img read more

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Cracks in the sidewalk How will experimental citybuilding techniques fare in the

Architect Russell Acton can’t believe what he sees when he looks at plans for Sidewalk Labs LLC’s smart city development in Toronto.He hasn’t dug through all the details of the 1,500-page master innovation and development plan (MIDP) released this week by Alphabet Inc.’s New York-based urban development company, but he’s certainly seen the artists’ concept drawings depicting beautiful soaring wood buildings, glowing warmly with exposed timber on the façades, just part of a sweeping vision for around 200 acres of the city’s eastern waterfront.“From a tall wood building perspective, what I see communicated, the design imagery is just naive, it’s illogical and it’s just plain silly,” Acton said. “At the end of the day, if we’re going to talk about tall wood, what I see depicted is unbuildable. It’s expensive. It just shows a lack of understanding of how to build in wood.”Acton should know. His firm, Acton Ostry Architects Inc., designed Brock Commons, an 18-storey residence at the University of British Columbia that held the title as the tallest wood building in the world until it was overtaken by a Norwegian building earlier this year. Five smart city technologies that Sidewalk Labs is pitching Waterfront Toronto chairman has doubts about Sidewalk Labs’ ambitions Five potential sticking points in Sidewalk Labs’ masterplan for the Toronto waterfront Order of Canada architect, Silicon Valley investor call for rethink of Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto waterfront project “The way I kind of see this whole Sidewalk Labs thing is that they’re holding out all of these shiny baubles and these smoke-and-mirrors distractions, and promising everything to further their own agenda,” he said. “I guess they’re trying to generate excitement and sensationalism, but at the cost of just not being truthful.”Mass timber is a trendy building material right now: both the University of Toronto and George Brown College in Toronto are preparing to construct wood buildings; retailer Mountain Equipment Co-Op built its headquarters using mass timber; and tech giant Microsoft Corp. is talking about using the material for a Silicon Valley campus.Sidewalk Labs’ proposed use of mass timber is also like many of the ideas in its master plan in the sense that emerging innovations in urbanism are being applied on a much grander scale than has been tried before, and then, complicating matters, layered on top of each other.As a result, experts are skeptical about how all the experimental city-building techniques will fare in the real world, and they wonder what the consequences will be if one or more of the new technologies doesn’t work as intended.Sidewalk Labs chief executive Dan Doctoroff doesn’t shy away from the idea that the company is pulling together tantalizing ideas such as dynamic streetscapes, tall wood building, and robot tunnels for freight and garbage. Taken together, he said, these emerging technologies and new ways of thinking can dramatically improve life in cities.Sidewalk Labs’ CEO Dan Doctoroff: these emerging technologies and new ways of thinking can dramatically improve life in cities. Data would be anonymized and made available equally to many players, so Sidewalk Labs wouldn’t enjoy any special benefit.On this front, too, Sidewalk Labs may be proposing a grand idea that might not work, said Anthony Townsend, the American author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Urban Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia, and founder of Bits and Atoms LLC, a smart city consulting firm in New York.“You’re actually potentially putting (the data) in a weaker organization that’s just getting started, that isn’t clear about its mission, its goals or its long-term financial survival, and you’re giving it all this really dangerous stuff,” he said. “While it looks good on paper to create an institution … they have no idea how it’s actually going to work in practice.”Data issues were also a source of suspicion for David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance at McGill University in Montreal. He said even if the plan appears to satisfy everyone’s concerns on privacy and data control today, it’ll be important to watch how those concerns change over time.“There’s every chance that this thing gets built and 15 years later, or five years later, there’s just a slow creep of some of the data analytics stuff that was clearly motivating the project from the beginning. I just don’t think that the promises of scaling that back and putting that in a third-party trust are fundamentally reliable,” Wachsmuth said.“When there’s public pushback, which is exactly what we’ve seen in Toronto, that has led to a whole bunch of promises about the data governance side of things that are trying to put minds at ease. To me, the strength of those promises relies crucially on how effective the oversight will be from the city, and I have, frankly, not a ton of confidence there.”Mass timber is a difficult material to work with; workers need to be quick and precise to avoid moisture because damp wood expands. There aren’t enough builders with experience using mass timber to build on the scale Sidewalk Labs is talking about, says the consultant architect on the Brock Commons project at UBC, pictured. Brudder / natuarallywood.com / University of British Columbia “Our goal is to do something remarkable here,” he said in an interview Monday after the master plan was released. “The reason our entire team is doing this is because we believe we’re at a unique moment in time where we actually can address these seemingly intractable urban problems of affordability and inclusive economic opportunity and mobility.”This grand idea makes the project a fascinating case study for people such as Alexandra Lange, a New York-based architecture critic for the real estate blog Curbed. She has been closely following the project.“They’re definitely cribbing from other people. The interesting thing is that they’re cribbing from everyone,” she said. “And I don’t think there is another place that has incorporated all of these innovative ideas, so if it were to be built as they have described it … that would be really fascinating.”But Lange said she worries about how all these experimental building techniques will actually work, who will pay to maintain them and how they’ll be dealt with if they don’t work.Multiple experts in urbanism across North America who spoke to the Financial Post all essentially said the same thing: They’re curious to see how the Sidewalk Toronto project plays out, but they’d be fighting the idea if it were happening in their backyard, because it gives too much control of city life to a private company, or because most people don’t want to live inside an expensive experiment, or simply because it looks like a sweetheart deal for Alphabet.Because Sidewalk Labs is a sister company to Google LLC, one area of the project many experts focus on is the use of data in sensors throughout the city.The company has said it does not want to profit from the data, and that all the data collected from sensors in public areas of the development will be handled and held by an independent regulator, which will also adjudicate proposals for technology systems collecting that data.… a weaker organization that’s just getting started, that isn’t clear about its mission, its goals or its long-term financial survival, and you’re giving it all this really dangerous stuffAnthony Townsend, author, Smart Cities: Big Data, Urban Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia Several experts question whether the dramatic plans in the Sidewalk Labs MIDP will ever get built in the first place, or whether the 1,500-page document represents a sort of opening bid in a negotiation, and that the soaring vision will eventually come back down to earth.For one thing, Acton and other experts who worked on Brock Commons in British Columbia have serious questions about the proposed tall wooden buildings.Acton said laminated mass timber is substantially more expensive to build with, and more challenging. In order for UBC’s Brock Commons to meet fire codes, almost all the timber was covered with gypsum board.He said if someone wants exposed wood elements, as Sidewalk Labs is proposing, they need to be much thicker in order to maintain their structural capacity even if they get charred during a fire — and thicker wood elements means much higher costs.For this reason, Acton believes that the beautiful images published by Sidewalk Labs would be prohibitively expensive to realize.Sidewalk Labs’ response to having thicker wood is something called shikkui plaster — “made from natural ingredients, including slaked lime, seaweed extracts, eggshells, and plant fibres” — which treats the wood in a way it said solves the fire protection problem.Robert Jackson, a structural engineer at Fast + Epp with expertise in mass timber, is more optimistic about the Sidewalk Labs project, based on his experience with Brock Commons.It’s an exciting opportunity that needs to be met with sort of an aggressive design. Building an entire city is not nothing, and that’s going to require a lot of complex procurement strategies.Robert Jackson, structural engineer, Fast + Epp Postmedia file photo Jackson said Sidewalk Labs’ plan to spend $80 million to build its own mass timber factory to control the supply chain makes a lot of sense, because it can be difficult procuring the building material.“There are only a few players in Canada and only a few players in the U.S. and with all these projects coming online, it makes procuring the timber for your buildings quite a challenge, so owning the supply chain for a project of that size, in my opinion, absolutely makes sense,” he said.“It’s an exciting opportunity that needs to be met with sort of an aggressive design. Building an entire city is not nothing, and that’s going to require a lot of complex procurement strategies.”But if it doesn’t go well, the Sidewalk Toronto project could undermine confidence in mass timber, and there are reasons for concern.For one thing, mass timber is a very finicky building material, said Christoph Dünser, an architect at Architekten Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH in Austria who specializes in mass timber construction and consulted on Brock Commons.During construction, Dünser said, workers need to be very quick and precise to avoid moisture because damp wood expands. He said there simply are not enough builders with experience using mass timber to build on the scale Sidewalk Labs is talking about, and the result could be shoddy buildings with long-term problems.“You know the leaky condo crisis in Vancouver? I’m pretty aware that there is a high risk that this is too fast, and with too little experience,” he said. “If built on that scale, it’s really, really a problem to get people who are capable and able to do that. The scale is something that frightens me a little bit.”Financial Post• Email: jmcleod@nationalpost.com | Twitter: read more

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French airboard inventor flies across the English Channel

SANGATTE, France — The French inventor of an airborne hoverboard has successfully flown over the English Channel on a personal flying machine.Looking like a superhero, 40-year-old Franky Zapata completed the 35-kilometre (22-mile) journey in 22 minutes Sunday morning, setting off from the French coastal town of Sangatte to land in Saint Margaret’s Bay in Britain.It was the energetic inventor’s second attempt to cross the channel, after his first — 10 days ago — ended with him colliding with a refuelling boat several minutes into his flight, destroying his transportation.Zapata told reporters this time he was “scared to touch down” at the refuelling station in the choppy sea, but knew his team “whatever happened, wouldn’t let me fall into the water.”The Associated Press

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FDA advisers favour easing safety restrictions on diabetes pill Avandia in light

FDA advisers favour easing safety restrictions on diabetes pill Avandia, in light of new info AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2013 3:45 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Federal health experts are recommending changes to safety restrictions on former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, in light of a new analysis suggesting that the drug may not increase the risk of heart attack as previously believed.A majority of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted Thursday to modify or remove measures that currently limit patient access to GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia. Among other requirements, patients currently must sign a waiver that they understand the drug’s risks before getting a prescription.The panel ruling is a belated victory for British drugmaker Glaxo after more than a half-decade defending the safety of its product, which was once the bestselling diabetes drug in the world. Sales began plummeting in 2007 after researchers first raised questions about possible links to heart attack. After three years of debate, the FDA limited access to the drug in 2010 and European regulators banned the pill altogether.Of the panel’s 26 experts, 13 voted to modify safety restrictions on Avandia while seven voted to remove them entirely. Five panelists voted to keep the measures in place without any changes, while one panelist voted to withdraw Avandia completely.The vote is a recommendation to the FDA and is not binding.The FDA convened this week’s two-day meeting to consider a new analysis of Avandia’s cardiovascular safety performed by Duke University’s Clinical Research Institute.Researchers there reexamined the lone GlaxoSmithKline PLC study specifically designed to measure Avandia’s heart risks. The original study’s results have been called into question since they were first released in 2009, due to design flaws and inconsistent reporting of heart attacks. Panelists said the reanalysis bolstered their confidence that Avandia does not increase the risk of heart attack more than older diabetes medicines.“I’m considerably reassured, in light of the reanalysis, that the magnitude of risk we’re talking about here is not very great,” said Dr. Dale Hammerschmidt of the University of Minnesota, who voted to modify the safety limits.Under the FDA’s current risk-evaluation management strategy, or REMS, Avandia can only be dispensed by specially pharmacies. Like patients, physicians must sign a waiver stating that they understand the drug’s risks and that their patients have not responded to any other diabetes medications. Those requirements have essentially cratered prescriptions for the drug. Just 3,000 people in the U.S. are currently taking Avandia, down from 250,000 in 2010. Many panelists said they now believe the restrictions are too severe.“I believe relaxing the REMS would put this on a more even playing field with other drugs with similar risks,” said Dr. Elaine Morrato, of the University of Colorado.Most panelists said some restrictions are still warranted, such as patient brochures discussing the drug’s risks. Panelists also favoured registering patients to track their health while on Avandia.Glaxo’s chief medical officer said in a statement: “We continue to believe that Avandia is a safe and effective treatment option for type 2 diabetes.”But even if regulators relax limits on Avandia, it’s highly unlikely the drug will regain its blockbuster status.“It’s very difficult to rehabilitate a drug, any drug, after it’s been through a process like this,” said Rebecca Killion, the panel’s patient representative.This week’s meeting marked the third time that the FDA assembled its experts to answer a seemingly basic question: Does Avandia increase the risk of heart attacks? A firm answer has proved elusive, in part because patients with diabetes are already predisposed to heart problems. That makes it extremely difficult to tell which heart attacks are drug-related and which are simply a result of the underlying disease.The initial concerns about Avandia came from outside researchers who pooled thousands of reports of heart attack and stroke from dozens of unrelated studies. One of these so-called meta-analyses combined 42 studies and appeared to show a higher risk of heart attack among patients taking Avandia compared to other diabetes drugs.The FDA added a boxed warning about heart attack risks to Avandia in 2007, while noting the shortcomings of the analysis that produced the concern. FDA leadership generally argues that mixing data from multiple studies can lead to misleading trends and conclusions. The agency tries to base its decisions on head-to-head controlled clinical trials, which most medical experts consider the gold standard of research.That has focused the agency’s attention on the RECORD trial, a six-year study of 4,400 patients that compared heart attack rates in patients taking Avandia versus metformin and sulphonylurea, a standard drug combination for diabetics. The initial results reported by Glaxo in 2009 showed no signal for heart attacks, but those findings have been questioned because of missing data and other issues.Under instructions from the FDA, Glaxo hired Duke University to reanalyze the RECORD study, reviewing each report of heart attack or stroke at a patient-by-patient level. Duke’s findings matched Glaxo’s initial conclusion: Avandia did not appear to increase the risk of heart attack.At least one FDA reviewer said this week that Duke’s review was not truly independent, since the university was paid $3 million by Glaxo and relied on records provided by the drugmaker.FDA leadership said there was no evidence of “systematic or intentional manipulation” of the RECORD reevaluation. The agency’s panelists almost uniformly backed that conclusion. read more

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BASF to reorganise oilfield and mining businesses

first_imgBASF is reorganizing its paper, water, oilfield and mining businesses within the Performance Chemicals division to foster customer and industry focus and increase competitiveness. The Oilfield and Mining Solutions businesses operate in markets that are driven by differentiation to create sustainable industry solutions together with customers.BASF says “success factors for suppliers to these industries are technology and innovation leadership as well as engineering and application expertise. Oilfield & Mining Solutions will operate as a global business unit. Dedicated industry teams will increase effectiveness and focus on developing and commercialising innovative and sustainable products to support the predominantly global customers in optimising their yields.”The unit will be headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The changes will be effective as of January 1, 2016. The company expects overall a reduction of about 120 positions worldwide until the end of 2016 resulting from the alignment and refocussing of business structures.“The further development of our organisation will strengthen customer focus. The stepwise expansion of our polymer production network and investments in bio-acrylamide raw materials as well as the launch of innovative products will accelerate profitable growth,” said Prof Dr Christian Fischer, President of the Performance Chemicals division.For mining, BASF offers a diverse range of mineral processing chemicals and technologies to improve process efficiencies and aid the economic extraction of valuable resources. Expert advice is also available. The product range includes reagents, equipment, process technologies and expertise, focusing on applications such as grinding, flotation, hydrometallurgy, solid liquid separation, tailings management, materials handling.last_img read more

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En 2010 trois fois plus de gens sont morts de surpoids que

first_imgEn 2010 trois fois plus de gens sont morts de surpoids que de malnutritionUne étude sur le fardeau global des maladies montre que les décès provoqués par les complications du surpoids ont largement dépassé les problèmes de malnutrition. Les ravages du tabac et de l’alcool les surpassent néanmoins très nettement. Malgré cela, l’espérance de vie globale continue d’augmenter.Les études aussi exhaustives mettent toujours du temps à être terminées, mais le verdict est finalement tombé : en 2010, trois fois plus de gens sont morts à cause de l’obésité que de malnutrition. C’est le constat publié le 13 décembre dans la revue Lancet. Le Globen Burden of Diseases (le fardeau global des maladies) concerne toutes les causes de mortalité non violentes mais dresse un bilan particulièrement inquiétant de la montée des problèmes de surpoids dans le monde. L’étude a mis cinq ans pour compiler des données de 187 pays qui remontent jusqu’à 1990.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Les complications liées à l’obésité font peser un grave tribut sur la santé mondiale. Ainsi, un quart des morts par accidents cardiaques l’ont été à cause du diabète, soit 1,3 millions de personnes. Au total, 3,4 millions de gens sont morts de causes liées au surpoids, contre 1 million pour la malnutrition. L’amélioration des conditions dans les pays en voie de développement et la sédentarisation poussée dans les pays développés ont amené à cette situation qui peut sembler franchement absurde. L’alcool et le tabac ne sont pas en reste On apprend également, pour rester sur des problèmes de modes de vie, que la cigarette a causé 6,3 millions de décès en 2010 tandis que l’alcool a fait 4,9 millions de morts. La tuberculose et la malaria ont quant à elles tué chacune 1,2 millions de personnes. Le cancer a lui emporté 8 millions de malades, trois fois plus qu’il y a 20 ans.Sur une note plus positive, l’étude mentionne que le SIDA et la malaria ont fait moins de morts en 2010 que les années précédentes, même si ces deux maladies restent des causes importantes de décès. La mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans recule également. Depuis 1970, l’espérance de vie globale à la naissance a augmenté de trois à quatre ans toutes les décennies.Le 23 décembre 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Rangers midfielder calls for a better stadium atmosphere

first_imgRangers Football Club midfielder Ryan Jack has asked the fans for an improvement among fans atmosphere following the poor atmosphere during the team’s 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.There was a subdued atmosphere in the stands on Wednesday as nervousness and tension crept from the stands onto the pitch, as a result of the team’s recent poor run of results, after failing to win any of their last three games in all competitions.Jack said, according to EveningTimes: “That’s expected after the disappointment of losing a massive semi-final to one of our rivals.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“There is going to be an effect with the players and fans. We weren’t good enough on Sunday, we never won the game.”“So we knew there would be a wee bit of a hangover. Wednesday was just another frustrating night.”“We are a team. We win together, draw together, lose together. There no pointing fingers in our dressing room, saying ‘it’s your fault’. Collectively, we are all together.”“If we win, we celebrate together. If we lose, we move on together. The last two games have been frustrating but I’m sure everything will be alright if we stick together.”last_img read more

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ASA BASF Award Minnesota Student with 2019 Soy Scholarship

first_imgJessica Olson of Warren, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2019-20 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by BASF and the American Soybean Association (ASA).The scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who excels in both academics and in leadership roles, and plans to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.Olson has been involved in 4-H on the local, county and state level and was named Marshall County’s Outstanding 4-H Youth Leader in 2018. She’s also involved in FFA and active in basketball, volleyball, track, choir and band. Olson volunteers with her church and in various community outreach activities in her free time.ASA President Davie Stephens (right) presents the 2019 Soy Scholarship to Jessica Olson (left) during ASA’s annual Awards Banquet in Orlando during Commodity Classic.Described as “good example” and someone who is “not afraid to step outside the box and explore new adventures,” Olson also started a business selling fresh produce and canned goods on the family farm. She raises soybeans and wheat on 320 acres she rents from her Dad. Olson plans to attend the University of Minnesota Crookston in the fall.“I will continue to be a conscientious farmer. I hope I will bring the newest innovation and scientific ways to my farming industry and community,” Jessica states in her application essay. “I will be an activist when it comes to fair crop prices, agriculture and farm regulations, markets, trades, talking with legislators about the needs and concerns of farming. I also want to be a person that helps out fellow neighbors when they are struggling or needing a helping hand.”BASF and ASA presented the ASA Soy Scholarship to Olson during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on March 1, 2019.“ASA is proud partner with BASF and to invest in future agricultural leaders,” ASA President Davie Stephens said. “The Soy Scholarship ensures that the next generation has the training and education needed to move the industry forward. Jessica’s efforts are impressive. She has an outstanding resume and we look forward to her future contributions to the agricultural industry.”last_img read more

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Airtel to scale down 3G service will shift focus on 4G business

first_imgAirtel has new offers.ReutersIndia’s largest telecom company Bharti Airtel has decided to scale down its 3G network service and replace it with 4G service that has higher demand and is currently more profitable, according to a Times of India report.The rapid increase in the number of people using 4G devices is also a reason behind such a shift. However, another reason could also be sturdy competition by Reliance-Jio which only provides 4G service to its customers.”Investments in 3G service is being scaled down and Airtel is now working in strategies to re-farm the 3G spectrum for 4G service,” according to Gopal Vittal, chief executive officer at Airtel India.But, the 2G network, mostly used for voice operations have the potential to stay longer than 3G network, he said. The decision to cut down on 3G service came after the company reported 54.5 percent drop in net profits but saw a surge of more than 300 percent in the data usage per user.The company’s net profit declined as a result of a robust price war spurred by the entrance of Reliance Jio’s free voice and internet service.”Reliance Jio is offering an unfair competition,” said Sunil Mittal, chairman of Airtel.”If there is anything free in the market it impacts the whole industry. Of all the telecom operators in the market the impact is least on Airtel, but ‘free’ is a problem. The revenue and margins are impacted,” he added.Last week, even Reliance Communications said about 1,000 to 2,000 workers will lose their jobs by November 30, as it will close major parts of its wireless business and only run consumer voice calls and 4G dongle post-paid, due to losses and stringent competition by Reliance Jio’s cheap voice calls and ultra cheap data service. Reliance Jio Phone launched at AGMYoutube screenshot/RILThe Mukesh-Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd entrance last year had disrupted the telecom industry by offering lifetime free voice calls and free mobile data.To combat the competition by Jio, other telecom companies are frequently changing their business strategies to defend their market share.last_img read more

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Watch Composer Plays 70FootLong Instrument In UHs Architecture Building

first_imgVideo Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/12090143/Long_string_Instrument-1.mp400:0000:0000:58Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.American composer Ellen Fullman has set up her nearly 70-foot-long string instrument in the atrium of the University of Houston’s architecture school, as part of Houston’s CounterCurrent arts festival.It has 40 stainless steel and bronze strings — 20 on each side — and Fullman walks through the middle of them, rubbing her rosin-coated fingertips on the strings to produce sound. “It’s essentially like bowing any string instrument, only I’m doing it along the length, which sets up a different mode of vibration,” Fullman said.She’s been doing this for more than 30 years.“I just wanted to hear something new,” she said. “I was a sculptor and I was experimenting with noise-making, and accidentally discovered this, which led me on a very long step-by-step trek to improve the timbre of the instrument.”Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Fullman will play “The Watch, Reprise, 2016,” an hour-long piece in the atrium of the Hines College of Architecture and Design.She says the sound and style of playing varies depending on the venue.  “I’m just getting used to this room, and what’s happening here,” she said. “Different rooms, bring out different kinds of qualities and I would say different styles of playing.”Fullman’s performance is just one component of CounterCurrent19, an interdisciplinary arts festival that runs April 9 through Sunday, April 14.All events are free, though ticket reservations are required in some cases. More information can be found here. Sharelast_img read more

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Dyson patent shows washdry of hands from same fixture

first_img © 2012 Phys.org More information: appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pa … 95&RS=DN/20120291195 Explore further Dyson alleges Bosch employed mole to steal secrets Citation: Dyson patent shows wash-dry of hands from same fixture (2012, December 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-dyson-patent-wash-dry-fixture.htmlcenter_img Sensors play a role in this invention, releasing water to clean your hands and recognizing when you place open palms under ducts that they are ready for a blast of air for drying. The patent filing proposes a “dual-purpose fixture for a sink or wash basin, incorporating both a water tap and a hand dryer. The water tap has a spout arranged to project over the basin of the sink, and the hand dryer incorporates two or more hand-dryer nozzles—at least one for each of a user’s hands. The left-hand nozzle is located on the left-hand side of the spout and the right-hand nozzle is located on the right-hand side of the spout, specifically so that the spout acts as a dividing partition between the two hand-dryer nozzles. This encourages correct usage of the hand-dryer. The fixture may be fitted to a sink or wall-mounted above the sink.”Patent filings such as this quickly catch buzz because the Dyson name is associated with inventiveness and good engineering; James Dyson, after graduating from London’s Royal College of Art, began designing gadgets and machines with an early milestone becoming the bagless vacuum cleaner that eventually became a UK best-seller. Dyson machines are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, among other places. As for drying machinery, Dyson engineers have been brainstorming better designs and technologies for hand drying, with their Airblade hand dryer. Energy efficiency and good hygiene are some of the promotion points driving the product. Dyson engineers, according to the company, and scientists spent three years developing, testing and refining the Airblade for drying hands. They quoted a study that said that paper towels and warm air hand dryers generate 70 percent or more carbon emissions than the Dyson Airblade hand dryer. Rather than warm air, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer uses sheets of cool cleaned air to scrape water from hands. Air is forced through two apertures described as the width of an eyelash, creating sheets of air travelling at 400 mph. Water is scraped from hands in twelve seconds. (Phys.org)—Dyson, the British design and manufacturing company known for its vacuum cleaners, fans, and hand dryers, has yet another innovative cleaning design on the burner. This time Dyson has come up with the idea of providing a tap that washes and dries your hands from one and the same device. There would be no need to move away from the sink and use a hand towel if at home or to stand in line to wait for a free hand dryer at a public restroom. The idea is that a single faucet on the sink can behave as air blower and water spout for cleansing hands. Dyson, a British company, filed the patent in the U.S. on May 17. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Men aggressive women cautious on dating sites

first_imgWhile chatting with potential partners on dating websites, men become aggressive and women are self-conscious of their attractiveness, according to a research. The findings show that males tend to be more focused on their own interests and are oblivious towards their attractiveness to potential dates. “We found that males like to send a lot of messages to attractive female users, but they don’t get much responses,” said Shuangfei Zhai, doctoral candidate at Binghamton University in New York, US Conversely, females become more conscious of their own attractiveness to other users. “For females, they are self-conscious because they tend to evaluate the likelihood of getting a response from the user they are sending messages to,” Zhai added. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Also, women have much greater chances of getting responses from users whom they message, said the paper published in the journal Social Network Analysis and Mining. For the study, the international team of researchers collected data from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China, to reveal behavioural differences between male and female users when it comes to contacting potential partners. They also developed a reciprocal recommendation system that better matches users who are mutually interested in and likely to communicate with each other.last_img read more

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Presidential hopeful in Nigeria will not criminalize gay people if he wins

first_imgCampaigning for next year’s federal elections has heated up in Nigeria with one candidate declaring he would not criminalise gay people. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Netflix’s Alex Strangelove was never ‘erasing bisexuality’British model Zander Hodgson comes out as gayWill Prince William’s pledge help scrap anti-LGBTI laws in 37 countries?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/presidential-hopeful-in-nigeria-will-not-criminalize-gay-people-if-he-wins/ Co-host Falz pressed Duke on what he meant by ‘exhibit their sexuality’. Duke recalled an anecdote of when he saw two men kissing at an airport in New York.‘Keep it in your house,’ he said.The second co-host, Laila, pushed Duke on the point asking if it was ok for straight couples to kiss in public.‘Yes, the society accepts that as a norm,’ Duke told her.When Falz pushed him on the topic saying Duke’s views were discriminatory, the former Governor showed his true feelings on the issue.‘The day you try and kiss me, I will slap you. So don’t even try it,’ Duke told Falz.Gay life in NigeriaHomosexual activity is illegal in Nigeria and carries a jail term of up to 14 years. Police regularly target and persecute the LGBTI community, even this week, police raided a party arresting 57 men on suspicion of being gay.Nigerians will head to the polls in February, 2019.Watch the full interview here:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Donald Duke made the promise on the YouTube talk show, On The Couch, which is interviewing all the presidential hopefuls.The former Cross River state governor said he did not understand the ‘feelings’ gay people had, but he would not criminalize them.‘I don’t understand the emotional feelings a gay person would have toward someone of their sexuality. I don’t understand it. But I would not criminalise them. I would ensure that they have the protection of the law,’ he told hosts Falz and Laila.Duke did reinforce that while he would not criminalize gay people they should keep their sexuality behind closed.‘But if they want to exhibit their sexuality, then that’s an affront on the current norms of society,’ Duke said.‘I can have a gay person in my cabinet, his sexuality is private to him. I don’t want to know if he’s gay, it’s not my business. My business is if he can perform the assignment that he’s been assigned.’center_img Donald Duke (center) is grilled by Laila and Falz on the ‘On The Couch’ talk show. | Photo: YouTube GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Over 120 bird species counted on Birding Big Day

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Birding Big Day (BBD) is an annual event organised by BirdLife South Africa. Bird watchers from all over the country drive around feverishly counting as many bird species as they can find. All the information is then fed into the national database.BBD will be held on Saturday, but because Ingula has such an amazing diversity of species – in fact, it has 312 species on its list – it was decided to host a separate BBD for Ingula only.On Saturday, November 19, around 20 local bird lovers set off to explore the Ingula Nature Reserve and record as many bird species as they could. Within eight hours, 126 species were recorded. The most important of these is the Wattled Crane, which is one of South Africa’s critically endangered species.Their presence is an indicator of the good condition of the grassland and wetlands in Eskom’s care at Ingula.The resident breeding pair at Ingula successfully raised a chick this season.Delighted first-time participant Delene Niewenhuis from Bergville said: “Thank you so much to Eskom for the privilege of being allowed to explore the beautiful Ingula Nature Reserve.”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. Join us there!last_img read more

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Article 13 back on Track France and Germany join hands to save

first_imgLast month, The EU Copyright directive had been put on hold since the European Council (with representatives from all the member states) couldn’t establish a level ground for Article 13. 11 member nations voted against the law causing the final “trilogue” meeting (at which the law was supposed to be finalized) to be called off. According to the member states, Article 13 is ‘insufficiently protective of users’ rights.’ While most of the state governments remained in favor of Article 13, there was a certain disagreement about the details of this law. France and Germany couldn’t agree on which internet platforms should install upload filters to censor their users’ posts. The disagreement has been resolved, and the process of enacting the law is back in motion. This time- making the law even worse, says the EEF. This is because, after a lot of back and forth, Germany and France have come to an agreement that will possibly affect tons of smaller sites as well as the larger ones, with hardly any protection to sites that host user-generated content. Julia Reeda, a German politician and Member of the European Parliament, uploaded the Franco-German deal [PDF], that was leaked today and which shows that Upload filters must be installed by everyone except those services which fit all three of the following “extremely narrow criteria”: Available to the public for less than 3 years Annual turnover below €10 million Fewer than 5 million unique monthly visitors BoingBoing.net summarises the above saying, every single online platform where the public can communicate and that has been in operation for three years or more must immediately buy filters. The size of the company does not matter. Once a platform makes €5,000,000 in a year, it will be obligated to implement “copyright filters as well. And finally, every site must demonstrate that it has taken ‘best efforts’ to license anything that their users might conceivably upload. This means that any time a rightsholder offers the site a license for content that their users might use, they are obliged to buy it from them, at whatever price they name. The next step for this draft is that the national negotiators for EU member states approve the deal, and then a final vote in the European Parliament. If the law is finalised, there would be an enormous investment of money needed. Copyright filters will cost hundreds of millions of euros to develop and maintain. Besides the monetary aspect, the law may also block legitimate speech that probably uses copyrighted works to get a point across and is incorrectly identified as containing copyrighted works. The petition opposing this law is now the largest petition in European history. You can head over to Techdirt for more insights on this news. Read Next Lawmakers introduce new Consumer privacy bill and Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act to support consumer privacy and battle deepfakes Facebook hires top EEF lawyer and Facebook critic as Whatsapp privacy policy manager Russia opens civil cases against Facebook and Twitter over local data lawslast_img read more

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Freddie Mac Sees Decline Pays 22B to Treasury

first_img Share Freddie Mac is seeing declines across the board, according to Freddie Mac’s Q1 2017 Financial Results released on Tuesday. The GSE saw lower single-family revenues, purchase volume, and mortgage-related investments. Still, the agency will pay $2.2 billion in dividends to the U.S. Treasury for the quarter.According to Freddie, the slow start can be attributed to steady interest rates and reduced market-related gains.“Our strong first quarter results, as the impact of moves in interest rates and market spreads was near zero, show how Freddie Mac is better serving its mission to responsibly provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the nation’s mortgage markets, and doing so in a taxpayer efficient manner,” said Donald Layton, CEO of Freddie Mac.In total, the agency reported a net income of $2.2 billion for Q1—a dip of $2.4 million over Q4 2016. Comprehensive income also fell for the quarter, declining from $3.9 billion in Q4 to $2.2 billion to start the year, and net interest income dropped 2 percent. A “solid business environment” and “the company’s growing guarantee businesses” helped to offset these declines, according to the report.Freddie’s total book of guarantee business rose by 6 percent over the last year, reaching $1.9 trillion this quarter.“We did this by improving the technology, products, and level of service provided to our lender customers,” Layton said. “This enables them, in turn, to responsibly and sustainably provide more competitive pricing and terms to a growing range of homeowners and renters. At the same time, we continue to innovate in transferring mortgage credit risk to private capital markets.”Broken down, Freddie’s single-family guarantee portfolio far outpaced its multi-family holdings; the two jumped by 28 percent and 4 percent over the year, respectively.“Single-family Guarantee business transferred a significant portion of the credit risk on approximately $65 billion of loans in the first quarter of 2017,” Freddie’s report stated. “The company has now transferred a portion of credit risk on nearly 30 percent of the total outstanding single-family credit guarantee portfolio, up from 22 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2016.”The agency’s total mortgage-related investments portfolio declined by $7 billion—a 14 percent drop. This is a part of the agency’s wider efforts to reduce this portfolio as required by the Federal Housing Finance Agency n the U.S. Treasury.Read the full earnings report at FreddieMac.com. May 2, 2017 627 Views in Daily Dose, Government, Headlinescenter_img Earnings FHFA freddie dividence Freddie Mac q1 2017 Treasury 2017-05-02 Aly J. Yale Freddie Mac Sees Decline, Pays $2.2B to Treasurylast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter W Hotels Worldwide pa

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterW Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, in partnership with Coca-Cola, has debuted the first ever W Sound Suite at W Bali – Seminyak. This private music studio and writer’s room will be the place for professional recording artists, studio musicians and producers, in addition to hotel guests, to record in style while on the road. Additional studios in music meccas around the world will be unveiled later this year at W Hollywood, W Barcelona and W Seattle, with more to come.W Sound Suites are in part the brainchild of the W brand’s North American Music Director, DJ White Shadow, the Chicago-based producer best known for his work with Lady Gaga. He has been working with W to identify the best sound equipment and studio layout to ensure the suites are optimal for professional use.The W brand’s longstanding global partner, Coca-Cola, has been instrumental in bringing the studios to life. Elements of the studio’s aesthetic, envisioned by Josh Held Design, pay tribute to Coca-Cola including the subtle integration of the Coca-Cola red and printed lyrics on the wall.The first W Sound Suite at W Bali offers a stylishly sound-proof space featuring a lounge big enough for a proper entourage. The main mixing room includes professional equipment from industry favourites Native Instruments, Pioneer and Moog, as well as a private vocal booth overlooking a tropical garden. To celebrate the launch, W Bali is hosting a new content series in collaboration with upcoming artists called ‘Sounding Off With…’. Monthly video vignettes will capture podcast-style conversations and provide a raw, real and rare peak into the life of a touring artist and their inspiration. LA-based electronic indie duo, Classixx, will kick off the series and throughout the year, W Bali plans to bring together unique musical talent from around the world to produce exclusive mixes, new tracks and deliver intimate in-studio performances that will be available via The Angle, an online magazine celebrating life with a W slant.W hotel guests can get in on the action by booking the W Sound Suite, which includes a private master class led by W Bali’s Music Curator Damian Saint.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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TORONTO – Kellylee Evans laughs about the relentle

first_img TORONTO – Kellylee Evans laughs about the relentless hurdles life thrust upon her over the past five years.She chuckles recalling how being struck by lightning could’ve ended her Juno-winning music career.And Evans smiles explaining that as she neared recovery — readying a comeback album — she suffered a debilitating concussion.Memories like these wouldn’t be considered funny to most, but after years of rehabilitation the 43-year-old singer finds levity wherever she can.“I’m laughing, but I’m not laughing,” she explains with a certain effervescence. “I don’t have a choice but to be positive.”Heading into this weekend’s Juno Awards in Vancouver, Evans has a reason to feel optimistic. She’s contending for her third nomination in the vocal jazz category for “Come On,” the album shelved after her head injury.The concussion sent her life spiralling into darkness as unpaid bills stacked up, her marriage fell apart and she questioned whether it was worth pursuing music.Before the onslaught of those challenges, Evans’ career felt almost unstoppable. Her popularity was rising in France where her cover of Stromae’s “Alors On Danse” and a Nina Simone tribute album connected with listeners.But one afternoon while washing dishes in her Ottawa kitchen in mid-2013, she was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. She vividly remembers the moment: her family rushed to her side, but everything seemed fine. She didn’t bother seeking a doctor right away.For several days, her body didn’t show any signs of trauma, until the left side of her face began to droop, she mixed up words, and found it hard to breathe or eat meals.By then her arms were twisting towards her body and her legs curling inward, she says. When she shouldn’t stand any longer, her friends convinced her to visit the hospital.Evans was ordered to stay in a wheelchair for five months, but she refused to slow down, playing shows in France and Canada while seated on a stool. She also booked a recording studio to make “Come On,” an album of upbeat songs meant to propel her spirit beyond the health setback.Evans realizes now she was pushing herself too hard. Plans came crashing down in the fall of 2015, a day before her album’s all-important release in France. She was stepping out of a hot bath when she fainted and smacked her head, suffering a major concussion.Her doctor flatly told her this was a message she couldn’t ignore: Slow down and take six months off.The reality was crushing, Evans says, partly because the recent dissolution of her marriage left her a single mom of three. Like many Canadian musicians, she didn’t have worker’s compensation or employment insurance.Most paycheques went to her family, while the rest was reinvested in her music career, which she says felt especially lifeless after the concussion.“There was such a sense of finality about it,” Evans says. “All the gigs I was about to do were supposed to pay bills.”Shut inside her bedroom, Evans watched the promise of “Come On” wither away. European gigs were cancelled and seemingly everything she worked towards had instantly deflated.Her doctor ordered her to avoid using computer screens, draw her blinds to block out harsh light, and keep her home in near silence.Amanda Martinez, a Toronto Latin-jazz singer who met Evans when they were both starting their careers, remembers how dire the situation became.“She always wanted to have that happy-go-lucky optimistic side we all know and love about her,” Martinez says.“There were periods over time where she wouldn’t pick up the phone… That’s when I could tell things were really bad.”Thinking of ways to give Evans a lift, Martinez launched a GoFundMe fundraiser, urging fans to help the ailing singer pay her living expenses. Friends and family pitched in too, cooking meals and moving her into a new home while she was still bedridden.Throughout the process, Evans found it emotionally straining to consider what could’ve been. She couldn’t watch her old music videos and when copies of “Come On” were sent over by management she tossed them in a closet, unable to listen to what had become a painful memory.It took until early last year before Evans was ready play her album. When she did, she was surprised by how disconnected she was from the woman on the recording.“I would always talk about her as ‘That girl,’” Evans remembers.“She just didn’t seem like me. A lot of changes had to happen in the way that I thought about myself and life.”Evans has transformed her approach to her daily routine, setting aside time for meditation and structuring a usual day on a rigid schedule.When gloomy thoughts creep in, she says her mind instantly flips a switch to focus on the bright side. She can find anything to be happy about in a situation, whether it’s a room’s paint colour or the ambient music playing down the hall.“It’s really bizarre, but the more you do that, it actually works,” she says.What Evans isn’t so sure about is her future as a professional singer. Effects of the concussion make it difficult to tolerate loud noises and her unreliable energy levels hinder plans for international concerts.“Right now I’m just trying to make sure I can do a few days and get back home,” she says.“Come On” found a second life when it finally arrived in Canadian stores last year, which qualified it for the 2018 Junos. Whether she wins or not, Evans says she won’t get wrapped up in the pressures of the music industry again.“Before I was convinced it was so important that I get my music out there,” she says. “I was changing the world and changing lives.”Now she’s prioritizing on her family before anything else. She can’t say whether she’ll still be chasing a music career by the end of this year. She’s considered applying for a more stable job with a pension that would ensure some security.“I’m not willing to kill myself for the music industry in the way I was to before,” she adds.“I realize there’s more.”——Listen to a playlist of 2018 Juno Award nominees on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2siaaUi by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2018 5:15 am PDT Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Struck by lightning, then sidelined by a concussion: Juno nom’s spirited returncenter_img Kellylee Evans, a Juno 2018 nominee in the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year category for her album ‘Come On’ is pictured during a sound check in Toronto on Tuesday March 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young last_img read more

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Medical staff not responsible for girls death says ministry updated

first_imgA report on the death of an eight-year-old girl on Monday who had been rushed to Limassol hospital with high fever but then taken home again by her mother, found that medical and nursing staff were not responsible for the outcome, the health ministry announced on Tuesday.According to the report of events requested by Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou the ministry said all due procedures had been followed.“The medical and nursing staff acted with sensitivity and diligence in dealing with the child, despite the lack of cooperation by the mother,” the ministry said.The child was rushed to Limassol hospital’s A&E department late Sunday afternoon by its parents, the ministry said. The child was diagnosed with aphthous stomatitis and dehydration, while the parents told staff that she had been suffering from high fever for two days and was refusing to eat or drink anything.Doctors who examined the girl considered it necessary for her to be admitted for treatment in the paediatric unit but a little later the mother asked that she be discharged.The mother, against doctors’ advice, the ministry said, signed the discharge papers and took the girl home.A few hours later, the ministry said, at around 2am on Monday, the child was again brought to the hospital by her parents. The paediatrician on duty and an anaesthesiologist were called in, while staff also called an intensivist from the Makarios children’s hospital in Nicosia who gave them advice, which had been followed, the ministry said.But despite efforts by medical staff to resuscitate the child, it said, the eight-year-old died.The death of the girl was due to septic shock, according to the findings of a post-mortem on Tuesday.The post mortem was carried out by state pathologist Eleni Antoniou, who also sent tissue for histopathology tests.The health ministry said that according to the law on the rights and protection of patients, “healthcare is provided to patients following their consent or that of their representatives.” In the case of minors, it said, healthcare is provided only following the consent of the parents or guardian.You May LikeLawyersFavoriteEddie Murphys’s $15 Million Private Island Deserves Your AttentionLawyersFavoriteUndoBondicTurn Any Can’t Fix Into A Quick FixBondicUndoBuzzsteackStrong Differences Between American Fillet or Steak TartarBuzzsteackUndo Widowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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