Dr Brent Crandal joined us instudio to discuss suicide prevention

first_img Updated: 10:43 PM September 10, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img Dr. Brent Crandal joined us in-studio to discuss suicide prevention 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The purpose is to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.The day was organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization.According to the WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, more than 800-thousand people die by suicide every year.In the United States, suicide rates have gone up 25-percent in the last 20 years.The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention lifeline is… 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Here in San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital has launched a program to screen children who may potentially be suicidal.Dr. Brent Crandal, child and family psychologist at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, joined us in-studio Monday for more. Posted: September 10, 2018last_img read more

WOTUS Withdrawal Comment Deadline Extended to Sept 27

first_imgThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced late last week an extension of the comment deadline on the Trump Administration’s formal intent to repeal the Waters of the United States rule. The new deadline is Sept. 27. The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the administration’s steps to withdraw the rule and in June, called the withdrawal notice “a significant step toward greater regulatory certainty for soybean farmers.” ASA remains ready and willing to engage with EPA and Administrator Scott Pruitt to help build a practical and workable plan to safeguard water quality in our nation’s growing regions.last_img

Weather hinders South Korean search

first_imgJINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers on Monday renewed their search for more than 100 bodies still trapped in a sunken ferry after weekend efforts were hindered by bad weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship’s rooms. Officials said they have narrowed down the likely locations in the ship of most of the remaining missing passengers.Divers found only one body Sunday after a week that saw an increasing number of corpses pulled from the ship as divers made their way through its labyrinth of cabins, lounges and halls. The number of dead from the April 16 sinking is 188, with 114 people believed missing, though a government emergency task force has said the ship’s passengers list could be inaccurate. Only 174 people survived, including 22 of the 29 crew members. Senior coast guard officer Kim Su-hyeon said that most of the remaining missing passengers are believed to be in 64 of the ship’s 111 rooms. Divers have entered 36 of those 64 rooms, coast guard officers said, but may need to go back into some because floating debris made it difficult for divers to be sure that there are no more dead bodies.Ko Myung-seok, an official with the emergency task force, said Monday that 92 divers would search the ferry. He also said that the government was making plans to salvage the ferry once search efforts end but that details wouldn’t be available until officials talk with families of the victims. On Sunday, South Korea’s prime minister resigned over the government’s handling of the sinking, blaming “deep-rooted evils” in society for the tragedy.last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Last Day Of School Officially Announced

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — As its meeting tonight, the Wilmington School Committee approved Thursday, June 21, 2018 as the last (180th) day of school for Wilmington Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.“It’s been a trying year with the snow, and rain & wind storms,” said Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero. “We have had 7 inclement days. The first one was October 30, then three in January, and three in March.”“Even with seven inclement days, we’re still in pretty good shape,” noted Ruggiero.Ruggiero pointed out that many school districts that started school after Labor Day was running into scheduling issues, including extending the school days, losing a day during April vacation, and/or going to school on some Saturdays.The last day of school will be an early release day for all grades.As a reminder, as the School Committee previously approved in February, the first day of the 2018-2019 school year for grades 1-12 will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018.Kindergarteners will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Last Day Of School Officially AnnouncedIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Last Day Of School Officially AnnouncedIn “Education”NAME CHANGE: ‘Guidance Counselors’ Now Referred To As ‘School Counselors’ In WilmingtonIn “Education”last_img read more

Our favorite 55inch OLED TV is down to 1099

first_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: TVs Video Games 1:55 The dazzling LG B8 55-inch OLED TV has never been priced this low. Sarah Tew/CNET Cheeps! If you happen to live in the vicinity of White Lake, MI, come on out to the White Lake Township Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be there talking about some of my favorite money-saving tips and tricks (including something I’ve never discussed here). Everyone who shows up gets a cool prize, and some folks will win even cooler prizes in a raffle. Hope to see you there!You know me: I’m all about the cheap TVs. I prize low prices over picture quality, especially when the latter is “good enough.”But there’s a whole other category of people (including many of my esteemed CNET colleagues) who lean the other way: They want the best possible image quality, period. Price be damned.Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Today only, and while supplies last, Newegg has the LG B8 55-inch OLED 4K TV for $1,098.88 — the lowest price to date and a savings of at least $400 over other stores. (Amazon and Best Buy are both currently at around $1,600.) Forget damned; more like “damn!”See it at NeweggOne important thing to note: This deal comes from Newegg proper. If the inventory runs out, that link will still work, but you’ll likely end up seeing a slightly different price from a third-party seller. Does that matter? It might. Newegg is an authorized LG dealer. If you buy from an unauthorized dealer, LG may not honor warranty claims.The B8 is, according to CNET’s resident expert, David Katzmaier, “the best high-end value TV.” In other words, even though it was still pretty pricey when he reviewed it, overall image quality was second only to LG’s even-pricier models.It features a super-slim design, four HDMI inputs, built-in Google Assistant and all the other advanced goodies you’d expect.The B8 is super popular with owners, too. It has a 4.6-star average at Amazon and a 4.7 at Best Buy. Now, will I still argue that most folks will be just as happy with, say, a 55-inch TCL Roku TV in the $400 range? Absolutely. But if you want the best, at least here you can get it for a lot less than just a few months ago.Your thoughts? Share your voice Walmart LG Titanfall 2 deal: Just $5!Game time! Titanfall 2 was released in late 2016 to mostly glowing reviews. Price then: $60, the same as pretty much every new videogame release.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has Titanfall 2 for Xbox One for $5. Yep: Five. Bucks. And that’s for a boxed copy, not a download.See it at WalmartFear not, PS4 owners: Walmart also has Titanfall 2 for PS4 for $7. Regular price on both editions: $20. (That’s also proof-positive that you should never buy a videogame when it’s first released.)See it at WalmartShipping isn’t free unless you hit at least $35 in your shopping cart. If you don’t have more to buy, choose in-store pickup to bypass the shipping charge.This is a seriously good game deal. Read GameSpot’s Titanfall 2 review to learn more.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Tags 7 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate LG B8 is the 2018 OLED TV to buylast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday April 13 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowMurkowski: Mueller investigation must continueLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.“I think it is so important, it is so imperative, that this investigation be allowed to go forward,” Murkowski said. “And it will take the course that it will take.” She didn’t commit to supporting a bill to protect Mueller from dismissal.Senate passes its version of state budget after charged debateAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe vote came after the Senate defeated 24 proposed amendments, including one that would have raised permanent fund dividends to the full amount.Senate Medicaid budget cut likely won’t decrease spendingAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThere was one significant spending cut in the budget bill passed by the Senate yesterday. But it’s likely not actually a cut at all.House Judiciary chair says there won’t be a gun control law this sessionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau“The bottom line was the National Rifle Association wasn’t willing to support a bill that allowed the ex-parte order to seize weapons,” Rep. Matt Claman said.Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policyRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksMost of the meeting focused on the draft climate change policy the team released on April 12th. It includes recommendations to reduce carbon emissions in Alaska by 2030, diversify the state economy beyond fossil fuels and mobilize funding from government and the private sector for climate change adaptation.How do you keep developing rural energy projects in a fiscal drought? More loans.Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksCady Lister, chief economist for the Alaska Energy Authority, says that communities and rural utilities need to rely less on grants and look more to loans.Fairbanks standing-room-only crowd tells Assembly: don’t demo rec centerTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksAbout a hundred people packed the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly chambers yesterday, and most declared they don’t want the borough to demolish a popular recreation center.Nic Petit first to Ambler in Kobuk 440Zoe Grueskin, KNOM – NomeIditarod runner-up Nicolas Petit leads this year’s Kobuk 440. He was first into the Ambler checkpoint this morning.AK: Haines recycling group promotes zero waste as part of Earth Week eventsDaysha Eaton, KHNS – HainesThe community of Haines is already doing a lot to promote less waste, but this Earth Day a recycling organization in the Southeast Alaska town is trying to take it to a whole new level.49 Voices: Jerry Ross of AnchorageEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Jerry Ross in Anchorage. Ross coaches runners with the Alaska Endurance Project and is part of a group of runners racing in this year’s Boston Marathon.last_img read more

Nepal to hike foreign tourist visa fee from July 17

first_imgKathmandu: Nepal will raise visa fees for foreign tourists from July 17, authorities have said. Citing the Department of Immigration (DoI), The Himalayan Times reported on late Friday that the decision to increase the foreign tourist visa fees was taken in May this year as the government here had not raised the charges for almost a decade. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us However, the officials said that the change in visa fee structure was minor and the fee structure would be revised again after the completion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. “Change in the visa fee structure for foreign tourists is necessary to make the fee contextual,” said Eshor Raj Poudel, director general at DoI. However, Poudel mentioned that significant changes in the visa fee structure were not made in view of the tourism campaign next year. “We will rework on the visa fee structure following the completion of the Visit Nepal 2020 tourism campaign,” added Poudel. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us DoI hiked visa fee for tourists in a range between USD 5 and USD 35. While the tourist visa fee for 15 days (multiple entries) has been raised by USD 5 to USD 30, the tourist visa fee for 30 days (multiple entries) has been raised to USD 50 from USD 40. Similarly, the tourist visa fee for 90 days (multiple entries) has been raised by USD 35 to USD 125. DoI has also raised the visa extension fee for foreign tourists. Advertise With Us As per the department, the visa extension fee (within the valid visa period) has been raised to USD 3 per day from USD 2 per day. Similarly, visa extension fee (with multiple entries) has been raised to an additional USD 25 from an additional USD 20. Likewise, the late fee on visa extension (after visa expiration) has been raised to USD 5 per day from USD 3 per day.last_img read more

Rythu Sangham opposes quarries in green fields

first_imgPatancheru: The district unit of Telangana Rythu Sangham on Tuesday questioned the State government’s decision to give stone quarries amid green fields. General secretary Gollapalli Jayaraj posed the question during inspection of farmers’ fields in Patancheru mandal. Speaking to the media, he stated that farmers in Lakdaram village were depending on agriculture as their main avocation raising paddy and sugarcane crops. They had a good number of cattle. In this scenario, efforts were on to launch quarries on a hillock in survey no.193. Around the hillock 600-700 farmers were raising crops with the help of irrigation canals located along with a temple and a mosque. ‘If a qurry is launched agricultural operations would be ruined along with the lives of ryots’, he pointed out. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Jayaraj appealed to the government to withdraw quarry permissions and render justice to farmers. If not he warned of staging agitation along with ryots. Former MPTC Member Ramchandra Reddy and ex-sarpanch Raji Reddy pointed out that already people, including women and students, were suffering because of the presence of crushers there. They threatened to stall operation of quarries and while pledging to protect crops.Among those present during the visit were CITU mandal secretary Nageswar Rao, formers Gopal Reddy, Pradeep Reddy, Manik Reddy, Narsimha Goud, Lakshma Reddy.last_img read more

Shocking After Hina Khan Pooja Banerjee aka Nivedita to quit Kasautii Zindagii

first_imgHina Khan and Pooja Banerjee on sets of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2instagramHere’s another sad news for fans of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. After Hina Khan, another actress is likely to take a break from the hit show.Pooja Banerjee, who plays the role of Anurag’s sister Nivedita, is planning to leave the show. A SpotboyE report said that Pooja had been approached by makers of Bigg Boss 13 and the actress was pretty serious about participating in the controversial show.The report further said that Pooja was currently in two minds given that Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13 is a big platform to be part of and Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 is also a top-rated show. When asked about her decision, Pooja replied, “No comments.”On the other hand, the reason for Hina’s exit was her prior film commitments. The actress at the time of her exit had revealed to the media that she was still unsure whether to go on a break or quit the show completely.Moreover, the makers had shown Hina’s exit from the show in a mysterious manner hinting that she might return. It was shown that Komolika tried to kill Prerna but tripped and fell instead. Although Anurag tried to save her, Komolika after realising that he didn’t love her, fell into the water. To add to this, Komolika’s body couldn’t be recovered by the divers.Coming to Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, the first look of Karan Singh Grover as Mr Bajaj was out recently and fans are going gaga over his salt and pepper look. Many of the ardent viewers of the show have expressed their excitement about Karan’s character and how he will bring a storm in Anurag (Parth) and Prerna’s (Erica) lives. The team of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 will soon fly down to Switzerland to shoot Mr Bajaj’s entry in the show. Pooja Banerjeeinstagramlast_img read more

EC to hold DNCC mayoral bypolls in 90 days

first_img.The election commission has said it is ready to hold the by-polls in 90 days to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation as it fell vacant with the death of its mayor Annisul Huq.“We are ready to hold the by-polls as per the electoral law. We’ll hold the polls within 90 days since the day it falls vacant,” EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed told a group of newsmen at the EC secretariat on Sunday.He said the commission will begin the preparatory work for the by-polls once the local government ministry publishes the gazette notification declaring the mayoral post vacant.Article 16 of the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009 says that if any post of mayor or councillor of a city corporation falls vacant 180 days before the expiry of their tenures, a by-election to the post shall be held within 90 days since the day it falls vacant to fulfil the post for the rest of the tenure.Annisul passed away at a London hospital on Thursday night. He was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis after he was admitted there on 13 August.He was buried in Banani graveyard on Saturday afternoon.Read More:Annisul laid to eternal restlast_img read more

Detmers Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

first_imgThe Cardinals are back in action on Thursday for the start of a three-game series against Florida State to wrap up the regular season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Throughout the 2019 season, Detmers has etched his name throughout the Louisville record book becoming the 13th player to reach 10 wins in a season and currently sitting fifth on the single season strikeout chart. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Continuing his year-long run of accolades, Louisville baseball starting pitcher Reid Detmers was named a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist by USA Baseball on Wednesday. Fans will have the ability to vote on the finalists at GoldenSpikesAward.com rom May 15-26. Selections made by the voting body of 200 members will carry a 95% weight of each athlete’s total, while fan votes will account for the remaining 5%. Fans are allowed to vote up to 25 times per day. Presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the 42nd Golden Spikes Award winner will be announced on June 14 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The finalists will then be announced on Wednesday, May 29. Detmers is one of 25 semifinalists and the only player from the ACC. The sophomore is the 12th player in program history to be a semifinalist and the first since Drew Ellis and Brendan McKay in 2017. McKay won the Golden Spikes Award that season. Detmers has been at the forefront of the Louisville pitching staff that leads the ACC in ERA, WHIP, strikeout-to-walk ratio, shutouts and hits allowed per nine innings. Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists Story Links Detmers drew the opening day start for the Cardinals this season and has been among the best pitchers in the country. The lefthander enters the final series of the regular season at 10-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 127 strikeouts, leading the ACC in all three categories. Golden Spikes Award Fan Voting Name, Class, Position, School, ConferenceHunter Bishop, Jr., OF, Arizona St., Pac-12JJ Bleday, Jr., OF, Vanderbilt, SECIsaiah Campbell, RS-Jr., P, Arkansas, SECReid Detmers, So., P, Louisville, ACCJohn Doxakis, Jr., P, Texas A&M, SECRyan Garcia, Jr., P, UCLA, Pac-12Nick Gonzales, So., IF, New Mexico St., WACEmerson Hancock, So., P, Georgia, SECKody Hoese, Jr., IF, Tulane, AACJosh Jung, Jr., IF, Texas Tech, Big 12George Kirby, Jr., P, Elon, CAAAsa Lacy, So., P, Texas A&M, SECJake Mangum, Sr., OF, Mississippi St., SECAlek Manoah, Jr., P, West Virginia, Big 12Austin Martin, So., IF, Vanderbilt, SECJackson Rutledge, So., P, San Jacinto, Region XIVAdley Rutschman, Jr., C, Oregon St., Pac-12T.J. Sikkema, Jr., P, Missouri, SECEthan Small, RS-Jr., P, Mississippi St., SECNoah Song, Sr., P, Navy, PatriotBryson Stott, Jr., IF, UNLV, MWCZack Thompson, Jr., P, Kentucky, SECSpencer Torkelson, So., IF, Arizona St., Pac-12Andrew Vaughn, Jr., IF, California, Pac-12Bobby Witt Jr., HS-Sr., IF, Colleyville-Heritage High School Print Friendly Version Following a dominant start to the season, Detmers was named the Midseason National Pitcher of the Year by Perfect Game and Midseason Top Pitcher by D1Baseball. The Chatham, Illinois, native seven starts with double digit strikeouts and has allowed one hit or fewer on four occasions, including taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Brown and James Madison.last_img read more

Disneys Magic Kingdom recreated blockbyblock in Minecraft

first_imgSince I started playing Minecraft with my buddies when it released a few years ago, I have been amazed by the amount of talent (and time) people have to recreate some amazing things using the in-game toolset. From seeing a life-sized Enterprise from the Star Trek franchise to walking through a voxel version of BioShock’s Rapture, I’ve done my fair share of envying the skills with which those objects were created.However, this past weekend I was exposed to what I would call one of the most impressive building achievements I have ever seen in Minecraft: a full recreation of Disney World in Florida brick-by-brick including resorts and hotels. If that wasn’t enough to impress you, how about the fact that every single ride including Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean actually works inside the game?To get more insight into this awesome project, I was able to spend some time on the phone with the leader of the MCDisney effort, David Wasman. Check out the video trailer of the work he and his team has done above, then continue reading below to get some details from my interview with Wasman.It’s obvious from the first minute that I started speaking with Wasman that he and I had two things in common: our love of all things Disney and our obsession with Minecraft. A 42-year old political operative who lives in Florida, Wasman first moved to the Sunshine State at the same time that Disney World opened its doors to the public. Being so close to the happiest place on Earth helped to develop a love for the amusement park, leading him to work there for a brief time–experience that would come in handy for the MCDisney project.Work on the recreation actually began very early on when Minecraft first released. Wasman began building it on his own during his spare time. Of course, with a chore of the magnitude that he set out for himself there simply wasn’t enough time in the day to feasibly get the job done. Placing it on the back burner for a bit, it wasn’t until the last four or five months that things got going in earnest. By recruiting 25 different “Cast-Members” from around the world, Wasman worked hard to gather some of the most talented Minecraft builders he could find. By leveraging sites like Reddit, Wasman who is also known as therealduckie was able to communicate with active members of the Minecraft sub-Reddit to find the people he was looking for.His hard work in this area shows as I was able to download and tour a build of the MCDisney world that included a finished Magic Kingdom to explore. Recruiting some of my various geek friends, we wandered through the different lands of Disney’s premiere theme park, astonished at the level of detail Wasman and his team put into their creation. If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Disney World, you will have no problem identifying Main Street with all of its shops, or Splash Mountain next to its little brother Big Thunder Mountain. Honestly, it’s a bit eerie to walk around since it feels like there should be a lot more sound and activity.As mentioned above, the work that Wasman and his team put in isn’t limited to window dressing, they actually built the interiors of the different buildings to look almost exactly like the real thing. Case in point is Cinderella’s castle, not only can you take a walk into where you can have a meal at the Royal Table, but you can also ascend into the legendary apartment turned into a hotel room inside the top of the building.Another inclusion that my friends and I had a ton of fun with are the infamous underground tunnels that are used by the real-world cast members to quickly travel through the park. Finding the entrances to said tunnels became an entertaining activity in itself!Wasman told me that these tunnels, like the one pictured above, were where he and his staff were going to be storing the different parade items. You didn’t read that line wrong, on the actual production server for MCDisney not only are all the rides working, but each day they hold a parade just like they do in the parks. If you aren’t amazed by that, I don’t know what will do it for you.Overall, the thing that struck me the most is the passion with which Wasman talks about the MCDisney project. He’s so committed to maintaining it and opening it up to the public that he is fronting all the server costs himself each month. He doesn’t ask for or takes any donations, he charges no admission and has no plans to. You can imagine what the hosting bill must be like each month since the team uses three different servers, one for cast-member tryouts, another for testing purposes, and one for just doing whatever you wish. To become a cast-member, you must be involved on the projects forums and be active in the world as far as a visitor. You also must be able to actually build and execute some pretty intricate functionality inside the game, so if you just bought it the other day give yourself some time to learn the ins and outs first.If you want to experience MCDisney for yourself (and I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t), you have a couple of choices. You can download a build of the world that doesn’t include a lot of the awesome stuff the production server has, and install it locally, or you can connect to the live MCDisney server and take a tour. I encourage you to check out the live server before downloading it, you can get someone to walk you around and help to experience some of the rides and watch the firework show that goes on every night. Either way, you can’t really go wrong.Many thanks to David Wasman for spending time on the phone with me, sharing his passion, and the backstory.Read more at the MCDisney site.last_img read more

Winter brunch with an Italian twist

first_imgWith the arrival of winter, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel in the national Capital is all set and delighted to welcome its guests to experience traditional Southern Italian cuisine created exclusively by Italian Chef Luigi Ferraro under the guidance of the Executive Chef Neeraj Tyagi.Laying emphasis on the authenticity of hearty Italian dishes, Sorrento offers a family style Italian feast for its patrons. Alfresco seating arrangement in addition to soothing music and the goodness of Italian flavours, this feast at Sorrento will take their diners to a journey through the streets of Italy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith an exquisite arrangement of buffet and table services, the Italian brunch offers a selection of classic Italian dishes served in family style. One would notice a variety of Italian dishes ranging from Neapolitan Pizzas, homemade style Pastas, and Risottos with choice of grilled meats or seafood. An Antipasti counter offers Seasonal Grilled Vegetable Salad with Parmesan flakes. One could also find an array of an exotic cheese selection including Parmesan, Asiago, Fontal, Gorgonzola, Pecorino, Provolone, and Taleggio. Cold cuts comprising Italian cured meat sliced live-Parma ham, Coppa, Mortadella, Seafood Salad, Baked Sardines with Chili and Parmesan, Classic Caesar Salad, Sicilian Shrimp Salad, Octopus Carpaccio and lot more are some of the other lip-smacking options to go for. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCicchetti, which are basically small side dishes, also offers Bruschetta with choices of seasonal tomato, basil, Rocket salad, Roast Chicken, wild mushroom and Parmesan snow. Spiedini preparations deserve a mention too as it provides foodies with free range of Chicken, Peruvian Chili and Romesco Sauce, spicy Lamb Piccata, wild mushroom, Coriander pesto, Heirloom peppers stuffed goat cheese and Focaccia Farcita.The menu also consists of some scrumptious desserts in the Dolce Section, which include Tiramisu, Pastiera Napoletana, Cannoli, Panna cotta, Fresh Fig and Ricotta Crostata, Genoise, Zuccotto, Chocolate Praline Tart, Tarte au Citron and Gorgonzola Mascarpone delight, among others. The menu is clubbed with an extensive selection of in-house beverages as well.last_img read more

Eating red onions may help combat cancer

first_imgDark red onions, known as the richest source of dietary flavonoids, may help fight off cancer of the colon and breast, a researchers has suggested.”We found that onions are excellent at killing cancer cells,” said Abdulmonem Murayyan, doctoral student at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.”Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death. They promote an unfavourable environment for cancer cells and disrupt communication between cancer cells, which inhibits growth,” Murayyan added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings, published recently in the journal Food Research International, revealed that red onions contain high levels of quercetin — a plant polyphenol from the flavonoid group, found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains — and include benefits such as lowering inflammation and fighting allergies, among others. Further, red onions were also found to have high amounts of anthocyanin, which enriches the scavenging properties of quercetin molecules. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Anthocyanin is instrumental in providing colour to fruits and vegetables so it makes sense that the red onions, which are darkest in colour, would have the most cancer-fighting power,” said Murayyan.In the first study, to examine how effective onions are at killing cancer cells, researchers have found that not all onions are created equal.The team tested five onion types grown in Ontario and discovered that the Ruby Ring onion variety — that has hard, firm, tall globe-shaped bulbs with dark red colour features — came out on top. When cells of the colon and breast cancer were placed in direct contact with quercetin extracted from the five different onion varieties, the team found them effective at killing the cancerous cells.”The next step will be to test the vegetable’s cancer-fighting powers in human trials,” said Murayyan.While currently this superfood can be included in salads and on burgers as a preventative measure, researchers expect onion extract will eventually be added to food products such as juice or baked goods and be sold in pill form as a type of natural cancer treatment.last_img read more

Municipality wins national award

first_imgOnce again, the local municipality has put the town of Ladysmith on the South African map with an emphatic overall win in the 2016 National Arbor City Award Competition.The competition is organised by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF), in partnership with Total South Africa and the Institute of Environmental and Recreational Management (IERM).The competition is an annual event and 2016 marks the 14th year of its existence. Its purpose is to encourage local municipalities to green their areas of jurisdiction and to promote environmental conservation and development.The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, September 1, at Nkowanhowa Stadium in the greater Tzaneen Municipality, Limpopo. DAFF and Total South Africa awarded the four prizes under the following categories:• Metropolitan Category: First prize – Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality.• Local Municipal Category: First prize – Alfred Duma Local Municipality (formerly Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality); second prize – Steve Tshwete Local Municipality.• Rural Municipality Category: First prize – Endumeni Local Municipality. “Our main aim as Total South Africa in supporting this initiative is to encourage communities to participate in various greening activities within their own surroundings and widen the education around trees and the important role they play in our environment,” said Total South Africa Sustainable Development Manager Nyameka Makanye.Alfred Duma Local Municipality received a trophy, a certificate and a whopping R300,000 as the national winners.In 2015 in the same category of the competition, Emnambithi /Ladysmith Local Municipality obtained second position and won a R250,000 prize.The Mayoral Tree Planting Programme, the Emnambithi Goes Green Project (funded by the KZN Department of Environmental Affairs) and the development of a number of green recreational parks within the municipal area or jurisdiction played a crucial part in ensuring that the municipality does well in this competition.Commenting on this achievement, Executive Director: Community Services Mr Patrick Bonginkosi Simelane expressed his appreciation to the Parks & Gardens Section and added that there is still a long way to go, as there is now a challenge to sustain these greening initiatives and achievements.“More efforts need to be exerted to cover even the previously under-serviced areas, including the areas that were part of the Indaka area, while not neglecting urban areas,” he said. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

New Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Trophon EPR for Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 07, 2016 New Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Trophon EPR for Ultrasound Probe Disinfection Results indicate traditional high-level disinfection methods do not completely inactivate human papillomavirus on probes News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more January 7, 2016 — A study published by the Journal of Medical Virology demonstrates that the trophon EPR is the only high-level ultrasound disinfection system proven to kill natural, infectious, high-risk, cancer-causing strains of human papillomavirus (HPV).High-risk HPV accounts for 5 percent of all cancers worldwide, is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer and is a leading cause of oral, throat, anal and genital cancers.A number of published studies have already demonstrated there is a real risk of cross contamination between patients examined with ultrasound probes. The studies showed up to 7 percent of vaginal ultrasound probes remained contaminated with HPV despite the use of probe covers and routine disinfection. HPV is also a very stable virus and is able to remain infectious on fomites and surfaces for days despite routine disinfection.Testing of natural, infectious “real” HPV has not previously been possible due to the difficulties of growing enough of the natural, infectious virus for research.This situation changed recently when researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Brigham Young University in the United States developed a method to grow HPV. “We were the first ever to grow papillomavirus in culture,” said Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology, Penn State College of Medicine. “In our original study we chose, specifically, glutaraldehyde and ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) to test because these are disinfectants that hospitals believe are sterilants that kill everything, including papillomavirus.”This original study, which was published in 2014, showed both glutaraldehyde and OPA completely failed to inactivate natural, infectious, high-risk HPV16 – even after 24 hours of contact time. The most recent study used a stringent method in line with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for virucidal testing. OPA was retested and the trophon EPR device tested against HPV16 and HPV18, which are the major cancer-causing types of HPV. The results showed that the trophon EPR was the only disinfectant to completely inactivate HPV.“Our first study showed that commonly used disinfectants are not effective, while this latest study found that trophon EPR was completely effective. The concern is that these other liquid chemical disinfectants are commonly used in medical and healthcare facilities. Where this is happening, HPV is not being killed, posing a risk for transmission,” said Meyers.The study concluded that healthcare professionals should carefully consider these results when selecting appropriate disinfection methods and that a review of disinfection standards with respect to high-level disinfection may be warranted.“Publication of the study is very timely given the current increased scrutiny of disinfection practices, said Michael Kavanagh, Nanosonice CEO and president. “An alert issued in the U.S. by the Centers for Disease Control and the FDA in September stipulates that reusable medical devices, such as ultrasound probes, must be properly maintained, cleaned and disinfected/sterilized and urged healthcare facilities to immediately review current reprocessing practices to protect patients.”According to Kavanagh, the trophon technology uses a proprietary disinfectant containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide that is sonically activated to form a sub-micron particle mist. The mist generates a high number of free radicals with superoxidative properties that destroy the virus. Traditionally, ultrasound probes are soaked in toxic liquid chemicals or manually wiped for a few minutes with a pre-impregnated wipe.For more information: www.nanosonics.com.au FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more last_img read more

US religious groups offer sanctuary to immigrants targeted in new raids

first_imgRelated posts:Obama administration tightens border policy to stem immigrant flow from Mexico As budget battles loom, Biden asks US Congress to approve aid for Central America New immigration program seeks to reunite Central American families in US US to spend $750 million to attack Central America poverty woes Guatemaltecos deportados que arribaron hoy fueron detenidos durante el fin de semana en #EEUU. Fotos: Esbin García pic.twitter.com/6JwAUIWkwN— Prensa Libre (@prensa_libre) January 6, 2016 At the start of the year, the Obama administration launched a large-scale effort targeting those who’ve already been ordered to leave the country. About 120 adults and children have been apprehended so far in raids conducted in several states.The effort, which is expected to include several hundred more apprehensions, has drawn sharp criticism from those who advocated for undocumented immigrants. They argue that Central Americans who are entering the country illegally should be offered the same protections extended to Syrian refugees.Instead, Central Americans are being processed for deportation rapidly, sometimes without legal representation, said Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the Los Angeles-based National Immigration Law Center.“There is basically a hemispheric bias in our refugee system,” Hincapié said. “These families that are also fleeing violence – the same way as other refugees coming from around the world – are not being welcomed to our country. Instead, we are at risk of deporting them back to their persecutors, deporting them back to their death, deporting them back to rape and sexual assault.”Related: Bernie Sanders: Central American refugees should not be ‘cast out’The advocates described cases during the past few days where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents entered the homes of terrified immigrant families, grabbing whichever people couldn’t prove they were in the United States legally.During one early morning raid in Georgia, ICE agents gained entry into a family’s house by saying they were looking for help identifying an African-American suspected of a crime, said Adelina Nicholls, director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights in Atlanta.The agents took a mother and her 9-year-old son into custody, transporting them to a federal detention center in Texas, Nicholls said.Noel Anderson, grass-roots coordinator with the Church World Service group for refugees, said his organization has been working to build a network of sanctuaries for the Central Americans being targeted by ICE.“Every day, we’re hearing more from congregations wanting to do something about this,” Anderson said.See also: US to spend $750 million to attack Central America poverty woes© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Commentscenter_img Religious groups and activists vowed Wednesday to offer refuge to undocumented immigrants who are the targets ofongoing federal raids in the United States meant to combat a new wave of border-crossing from Central America.The announcement recalled the sanctuary movement of the 1980s that provided safe haven to several thousand people fleeing civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, with churches in Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities sometimes filled with people seeking asylum in the United States.During a news conference via telephone, a national network of immigrant groups said they are prepared to defy federal authorities who are seeking to apprehend undocumented Central American immigrants. Advocates said those immigrants once again are fleeing violence in their homelands, this time perpetrated by gangs engaged in drug trafficking and other crimes.“We feel we are once again living through a nightmare,” said Alison Harrington, pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona. “Once again, human lives are at stake.”More than 100,000 Central American adults and children, including unaccompanied minors, have made the journey across the U.S.-Mexico border since 2014, federal authorities have said.See: El Salvador issues tips for migrants ahead of US crackdownlast_img read more

Despite Heightened Interest Home Offers Decline

first_img February 13, 2014 434 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Demand Home Prices Housing Supply Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Redfin Service Providers 2014-02-13 Krista Franks Brock The year started off with relatively strong homebuyer interest, but that interest has not translated into actual home purchases, according to the latest “”Real-Time Demand Pulse””:http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/real-time-demand-pulse#.Uv0VvvldVe8 released Thursday by “”Redfin””:http://www.redfin.com/, a national online real estate brokerage. [IMAGE]After a normal lull during the holiday season, the number of consumers taking home tours increased 53.8 percent in the first month of the year. This monthly increase is similar to that recorded last year–a 50.9 percent increase in home tours over the month of January 2013, according to Redfin’s survey. However, the showing of Redfin customers who made offers at the start of the year is not as strong as last year. The number of offers made in January is up 28.7 percent over the month compared to an increase of 42.6 percent over the same month last year. [COLUMN_BREAK]Redfin takes the misalignment in the comparison between home tours this year and last and home offers this year and last to signify that “”people are still interested in buying, but fewer of them are finding homes they want to make offers on, or perhaps more importantly, that they can afford.”” Rising home prices and interest rates have taken a toll on affordability over the past year, according to Redfin. The brokerage pointed out that a $350,000 home last year with a 30-year fixed-rate loan at 3.41 percent would require a monthly payment of $1,554, whereas the same home would sell for $400,050 today with an interest rate of 4.43 percent and a monthly payment of $2,010. This represents a 29 percent increase in monthly payments for the homebuyer last year versus this year. Another obstacle for both buyers and sellers is low inventory, which declined 9.4 percent year-over-year to its lowest level in four years as of January, according to Redfin. Low inventory provides limited options for potential buyers and discourages some potential sellers from listing their homes. “”Sellers don’t want to put their home on the market until they’re confident there will be something in their price range to move up to,”” said Redfin agent Paul Stone in Denver, Colorado. “”The housing market feels stuck,”” Stone said. Despite Heightened Interest, Home Offers Declinecenter_img in Data Sharelast_img read more

SingleFamily Housing Starts Reach 9Year High

first_img Share Building Permits Census Bureau Housing Starts HUD Single-Family 2016-03-16 Staff Writer Home building rebounded this month with a surge in single-family home construction, inducing starts, permits, and completions, signaling newfound confidence in the housing market and economy.The U.S. Census Bureau and the HUD on Wednesday jointly released new residential construction statistics for February 2016, which showed single-family housing starts bounced back more than expected in February to their highest level in five months, led by a the largest jump in single-family units in nine years.According to the data, February’s housing starts rose 5.2 percent to an annual rate of 1,178,000, compared to January’s estimate of 1,120,000. Year-over-year housing starts experienced major gains, rising 30.9 percent compared to the February 2015 rate of 900,000. Overall starts have not been this high since September 2015 when the figure was 1,207,000.Source: NAHBOn the singe-family side, housing starts were at a rate of 822,000 in February, up 7.2 percent from the revised January figure of 767,000. Single-family starts have not been this high since November 2007 when they were at 833,000.”The very positive single-family report further supports other housing and general economic reports that the housing recovery continues unabated,” said David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist and SVP. “Low mortgage rates, increases in employment, continued US economic expansion and growing pent up demand particularly among existing home owners are supporting more single-family home building.”According to the Bureau and HUD, authorized building permits in February were at an annual rate of 1,167,000, down 3.1 percent from the revised January rate of 1,204,000. Permits, however, remain positive year-over-year, gaining 6.3 percent from last year’s estimated rate of 1,098,000. Single-family permits came in at 731,000 in February, rising 0.4 percent from the revised January figure of 728,000, the report said.Realtor.com’s Chief Economist, Jonathan Smoke, said that today’s residential news reflects “a positive start to the year especially in single-family construction, but it also signals a potentially problematic trend in permits no longer outpacing starts. It is somewhat concerning that the pace of starts is now greater than the pace of permits. This could be a one-month anomaly given the tendency of the starts data to be revised, but if the pattern holds, it would signal slower growth ahead in construction activity. That is not what the market needs to address the undersupply of both for sale and for rent units on the market.”Source: NAHBIn terms of housing competitions, the Bureau and HUD said they were at an annual rate of 1,016,000, falling 4.2 percent from January’s estimate of 1,060,000. Year-over-year, completions are 17.5 percent above the February 2015 rate of 865,000. The data showed that single-family housing completions rose 6.1 percent to  a rate of 736,000 in February compared to January’s rate of 694,000.Crowe concluded, “First time homeowners are eight times more likely to buy an existing home over a new home so the avenue for more homeowners is being dammed by lack of existing home inventory. Moreover, eight-in-10 new home buyers are existing home sellers so demand for new homes is also being limited by the reluctance or inability of existing home owners to sell their home and release the equity needed to buy a new home. More existing homes for sale will boost the new home market demand and induce more builders to build.”Click here to view the full report. Single-Family Housing Starts Reach 9-Year Highcenter_img March 16, 2016 670 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more