Watch: “Our Theory of Human Motivation”

first_imgLooking for a little weekend inspiration? In this skillfully composed collection of outdoor adventure film clips, founder of the outdoor-themed podcast Dirtbag Diaries, Fitz Cahall, articulates his theory of human motivation—the ins and outs of what gets outdoor adventurers like you out of bed and on top of the next summit, over the next pitch, back out on the trail, or just back into the woods in general. Plenty more inspiration can be found by checking out Fitz’s critically acclaimed podcast, The Dirtbag Diaries. Throw on an episode of DBD next time you’re facing a long drive to the trail head and watch the time fly by.last_img read more

Obama’s emergency step aimed to help implement disaster plans

first_imgOct 26, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – In a measure designed to help hospitals respond more quickly to surging numbers of pandemic H1N1 cases, President Barack Obama on Oct 24 signed an emergency declaration that will help facilities establish alternative care sites and protocols for triage and transport.Pandemic H1N1 flu activity is now widespread in 46 states, according to a recent status update from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National indicators point to intensifying pandemic activity that could overwhelm local hospitals and emergency departments.At least two hospitals that experienced a surge of flu patients have already had to alter their flu triage and treatment by setting up tents adjacent to the emergency departments: Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., in mid October and Dell Children’s Memorial Hospital in Austin, Tex., in mid September.The emergency H1N1 declaration fulfils one of two conditions that would be needed for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to grant a waiver of section 1135 of the Social Security Act, which would ease certain restrictions on healthcare facilities in an emergency.The waiver still requires individual requests from facilities and would only apply to a specific emergency area and period and within 72 hours of when a hospital has instituted its disaster protocol.In the past, section 1135 waivers have been made for events including Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav, Obama’s inauguration, and North Dakota flooding.The waiver affects requirements in several government health programs that provide certain patient protections that also may impair the ability of healthcare institutions to fully implement their disaster medical plans. The government programs include Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).In background materials on the HHS’s flu.gov Web site, federal officials said the waiver doesn’t suspend HIPAA privacy rules. It said, however, that the president’s emergency declaration and an HHS secretary waiver could temporarily shield affected hospitals against sanctions for not complying with some provisions such as securing patient approval for the medical team to speak with family or friends involved in their care.Paula Steib, a spokeswoman with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, told CIDRAP News that Obama’s signing of the emergency declaration wasn’t unexpected.”It was a continuation of similar actions taken this past spring to ensure all authorities are in place so the federal government and the states have the flexibility to respond to needs should they arise,” she said.”It was not related to any specific events or vaccine supply issues, but an effort to be as prepared as possible.”In late April after the first novel H1N1 illnesses were identified, federal officials declared a public health emergency, which they said was a routine measure that allowed the government to free up resources to respond to the outbreak and deploy antiviral medications from the Strategic National Stockpile to states.See also:Oct 24 background information on Obama’s H1N1 emergency declarationhttp://www.flu.gov/professional/federal/h1n1emergency10242009.htmlOct 25 White House blog posthttp://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/10/25/president-obama-signs-emergency-declaration-h1n1-fluOct 23 CIDRAP News story “Spikes in US indicators point to intensifying pandemic”Apr 26 CIDRAP News story “US swine flu cases rise as feds call health emergency”last_img read more

Detransitioners: Girls who became boys who want to be girls again

first_imgStuff co.nz 19 November 2019Family First Comment: There is plenty of help available for people who want to transition – but precious little for those who then change their minds. There is so little acknowledgement that not everyone who transitions remains aligned with the opposite sex that Keira cannot easily undo her gender recognition certificate, which leaves her as legally male; she would have to apply for another one to transition back to her birth sex. “There’s a lack of interest in detransitioner studies and outcomes and data, because it doesn’t really suit the people pushing this ideology to know about the bad outcomes.”Keira attended the Gender Identity Development Service at London’s Tavistock and Portman Trust, the only NHS facility for transgender young people.She says that when she was 16, after just three appointments, she was referred to an endocrinologist for puberty-blockers. Prescribed to “press pause” on puberty for children distressed by their developing bodies, the hormones do, however, carry health risks, including to bone density and cognitive development.For Keira, who had already started puberty, the effect was to halt future development and stop her periods. She then moved on to cross-sex hormones – testosterone for women transitioning, oestrogen for males – and appointments at the adult clinic at Charing Cross Hospital in London.Her voice deepened, she developed body hair and grew a beard. At the age of 21, she had her breasts removed. After realising her mistake, Keira had her last testosterone injection at the start of this year – yet she is still having to shave and is routinely mistaken for a man.It is not just a permanently lowered voice that is the legacy of Keira’s foray into gender reassignment, however. “I am so angry and I can’t see that going away,” she says. “Nothing was explored that may have better explained the way I felt about myself than that it must have meant I was born in the wrong body.”She describes an unhappy childhood, deeply affected by her parents’ divorce and her mother’s alcoholism, leading her to retreat into a world where being a boy felt like it offered escape.Now, she says, “I feel sick, I feel like I’ve been lied to. There’s no evidence for the treatments I’ve had, and they didn’t make me feel any better. It was maturity that did that.”Her view is echoed by Sue Evans, a psychoanalyst who used to work at the Tavistock and is now crowdfunding to bring a test case against the trust to establish that children cannot give their informed consent to what she describes as radical, experimental treatment.Evans will be speaking about her case at the Detransition Advocacy Network’s first event in Manchester at the end of the month. However, there is as yet no data on the number of people unhappy in their new gender, or those who are seeking to detransition.“I’m about the science, the research and evidence-based good practice in medicine,” says Evans. “And it just doesn’t exist when it comes to how we treat trans patients.“This has been moved out of the medical domain and has become political and ideological,” she adds. “But the problem is it absolutely is a medical issue, because you’re about to launch people on a pathway that chemically and medically interferes with the basis of their body, who they are and their identity.”There is plenty of help available for people who want to transition – but precious little for those who then change their minds.There is so little acknowledgement that not everyone who transitions remains aligned with the opposite sex that Keira cannot easily undo her gender recognition certificate, which leaves her as legally male; she would have to apply for another one to transition back to her birth sex.“There’s a lack of interest in detransitioner studies and outcomes and data, because it doesn’t really suit the people pushing this ideology to know about the bad outcomes,” says Evans.“Part of the trans message is, you’re the consumer, you make a choice about your gender and we will curate a body for you to fit in with your requirements,” she continues. “Detransitioners are the rejects who go into the seconds shop. They’re not the good examples from the production line of bodies that transition. In a sense, they’re the damaged goods no one wants to acknowledge.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/117553613/detransitioners-girls-who-became-boys-who-want-to-be-girls-again?fbclid=IwAR0hJua3FsJaxcmyGN3S-w4MLWKY7EG5k_FoVSExvIeVtwJJz3nkL2X-mEMlast_img read more

Gas Hard to Find, Some Drivers Angry

first_imgBy Brian DeakyneSeveral things have improved since Monday when Hurricane Sandy left her vicious mark in the Two River area, but one thing definitely hasn’t gotten better.As of Friday afternoon, lines at gasoline stations were still miles long, leaving some residents distraught after sitting for hours and still far to go.“I went to get gas at the Wawa in Leonardo and was waiting for four hours,” said John Sykes of Atlantic Highlands. “I was waiting in my car, and they told me the car wait was longer, so I got out of my car and stood there” with gas cans.Some residents have suggested getting gas at odd hours, such as in the middle of the night, hoping that the lines might be less crowded and the wait would be shorter.While many residents were angry about the wait, Sykes noted that some people had joined together during the hour-long wait.“Surprisingly, people were in good spirits. They had State Troopers controlling the area, so it was pretty crazy,” he said.Many gasoline stations were closed down on Friday. Some never opened after the hurricane, others ran out of gas after begin able to open shortly after roads were re-opened Wednesday and Thursday.“I got pretty lucky, actually,” said Mary Chamerblin of Little Silver. “I had to get gas on (Thursday and Friday) and I never waited longer than an hour for either one.”Like practically everyone else on the line, Chamberlin had to get gas for two different things, her car and a generator. Also like others, she said her car was running on fumes by the time she reached the pump. She got gas at the BP gasoline station in West Long Branch and the Wawa in Tinton Falls.One of the few open stations Friday afternoon was the Shell Gas Station on Shrewsbury Avenue. At one point the line stretched from the station at the corner of Newman Springs Road all the way to the Red Bank railroad station. That forced police officers to divert other traffic to side streets and direct those trying to get into the gas line.Some residents, who did not want to give their names, were angry that so few gasoline stations were open four days after the hurricane. They were also unhappy that some stations ran out of gas even through they sat in line for hours.Throughout Red Bank and sections of Middletown, traffic was snarled as many people searched for gas that will be hard to come until power is restored.The Exxon station on Shrewsbury Avenue, across the street from Shell station, was closed Friday, along with the Exxon station and BP station at the corner of Swimming River and Newman Springs roads in Middletown.“I’m surprised a lot more gas stations don’t have generators to get going,” Sykes said. “They could be making bank.”last_img read more

RnaG to remember life of famed Donegal writer this weekend

first_imgThe 50th anniversary of the death of famed Donegal writer Séamus Ó Grianna, or Máire, takes place this weekend.And on Friday 25 October at 2 pm Damien Ó Dónaill will present a documentary about the writer on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.Ó Grianna from Tóin a’Bhaile in Rann na Feirste, was a prolific writer, and his work is renowned for its beautiful, rich Irish. His novel Caisleáin Óir, and short story collection Cith is Dealán, are amongst his best-known works. In the programme Séamus Ó Grianna 1889 – 1969 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Friday, Damien Ó Dónaill will interview some of those who knew him about his life, and he will speak to scholars who have studied his work.We’ll also hear archive material from Séamus, his son Feilimí, and his brother Seán Bán. Guests will include Prof Nollaig Mac Congáil, Dinnie Dhónáill Ó Domhnaill and Dr Tony Mac Ruairí.This weekend, starting on Friday evening, there will be a celebration of Séamus Ó Grianna’s life at Áislann Rann na Feirste, with events including lectures, a walk, dramas, and a night of music on Saturday night.Séamus Ó Grianna 1889 – 1969 will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Friday 25 October at 2 pm, and is presented and produced by Damien Ó Dónaill. RnaG to remember life of famed Donegal writer this weekend was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Redknapp disappointed to lose out to West Ham after trying to sign striker

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp admits it was a blow to miss out on Carlton Cole, who is set to re-sign for West Ham in the coming days.The former Chelsea striker was released by Hammers boss Sam Allardyce during the summer and then failed to prove his fitness when subsequently given another chance to earn a contract.Rangers were therefore hopeful of convincing Cole to join them in the wake of injuries to forwards Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora, but were left disappointed when he was offered a return to Upton Park after all.“I was interested in Carlton Cole but he’s signed for West Ham,” said Redknapp.“The situation is that we’ve got one striker, Charlie Austin. Where are you going to find someone? It’s difficult.“I wanted Carlton but he’s been at West Ham so is going [back] there, and finding someone on loan is hard.”See also:Redknapp unsure whether Chevanton is the answer to QPR’s striker shortage 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What will it take for Klay Thompson to miss Game 3 of NBA Finals?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Klay Thompson is officially listed as questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals due to left hamstring tightness, but he said Tuesday it’s hard to envision a scenario in which misses he the first playoff game of his career come Wednesday night.Thompson suffered his injury with 10:40 left in the fourth quarter of Game 2 … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/04/bang_6363a72c-895f-4159-8286-b8c325d578b4″]last_img read more

Opting Out of Google Analytics Tracking is Now Easy

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Google Analytics has quickly become a very popular Web analytics tool for publishers who want to learn more about their visitors. Not every user, however, is comfortable with the idea of giving even more data to Google and these publishers. Today, Google released the beta version of a browser plugin that allows users to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking. The plugin is available for Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (4 and higher), and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher).Installing the tool is as easy as heading over to the site and installing the browser plugin. After this, your visits to sites that use Google Analytics will not be registered by Google Analytics and website owners won’t see your visit in their stats. Even though your visit won’t appear in Google Analytics, it is worth noting that the Web server’s logs will still show that you visited the site.Google now also gives publishers the ability to provide their visitors with an extra level of privacy. Publishers can now choose to anonymize IP addresses sent to Google, so that a user’s exact geographic location (which the IP address often reveals), will remain hidden.Do You Care Enough to Opt Out?Google promised to release this tool about two months ago. For publishers, this is obviously not an ideal situation, as they rely on accurate statistics to manage their sites and tweak their marketing efforts. But it remains to be seen how many users will actually install this plugin. According to Google spokesman Brian Richardson, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times earlier today, only one in 15 visitors to Google’s Ads Preferences Manager actually decides to opt out of the personalized advertising program. Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Different Clients, Different Strategic Outcomes

first_imgOne client’s perception of what strategic value is may not be another’s.If a company is a startup and growth is their most important strategic outcome over the next 24 months, the ideas that will drive growth are going to be valued more than some other initiative.Another company in the same industry as the startup may instead need to increase their profitability. The solutions that help them improve their profitability are going to be strategic to this company based on their priorities.A third company might be pursing market share and be willing to deal with lower profitability to gain market share. Maybe they have first-mover advantage and time is of the essence.A fourth company might be pursuing acquiring clients at the higher end of the market, where they can create greater value for people who perceive that value and are willing to pay a premium for it.Generally, the more your solution can contribute to your prospective client’s most strategic initiatives, the greater the perception of value. Without doing good discovery work, it can be difficult to attach what you do to what your prospect needs. And worse still, when you believe that every one of your prospects is pursuing the same strategic outcomes, you can be proven wrong. Not everyone is pursuing cost savings, even if their purchasing and supply chain people give you reason to believe that’s true. All prospects are not pursuing speed to market or market share. And many of them would trade one for the other.It’s important to have a theory about what your dream clients want and need. You also need to know enough about the intersection of your business and theirs to know what kind of challenges may compel them to change now or in the future. But if you want your initiative to displace initiatives higher up on their list of priorities, you make that easier when you can tie your solution to what they really want. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Indian casinos across US wary of betting on sports books

first_imgLas Vegas, Dec 26 (AP) Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There’s beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, you can legally bet on the games.The sports book owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is the first to open on tribal lands outside of Nevada following a US Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, a no-brainer business decision given the sports fans among its gambling clientele.”We are basically two hours from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and then, we are just an hour from Mississippi State. We have Ole Miss just to the north of that, and we have Southern Miss they’re not SEC, but they are a player. We are not that far from Louisiana,” said Neal Atkinson, the tribe’s director of gaming.The book at Pearl River Resort is packed every college football Saturday, but remains an outlier months after the high court opened the door for expanded sports gambling across the United States by striking down a federal ban.Tribes enthusiastically welcomed the decision in May but since then, the regulatory challenges and low-margin nature of the business have sunk in.Few Indian casinos have an enviable location like the Choctaw and many need state approval to add sports betting to their offerings.Indian casinos started small three decades ago, but they have grown to be an annual USD 32.4 billion segment of the US gambling industry.advertisementThe roughly 475 casinos operated by nearly 240 tribes create jobs for tribal members and profits that help pay a variety of services, including health care and housing.Some casinos only have games like bingo or pull tabs that don’t need state approval. But the majority of them also have state-authorized slot machines, blackjack and other table games, according to the National Indian Gaming Commission.Many tribes share a portion of casino profits with state governments in exchange for exclusive rights to conduct gambling operations within their states.To offer sports betting, the majority of tribes would have to renegotiate compacts that vary widely in cycles and the issues covered, though some tribes believe their existing agreements already give them the right to offer the new wagers.”There’s a broad spectrum in Indian Country covering two extremes: Tribal nations that would not benefit at all, and on the other end, tribal nations that would significantly benefit,” commission chairman Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri said.”Those are largely business decisions that each tribe will have to make given its own economic landscape and its unique market realities.”Some federal lawmakers have also proposed regulating sports gambling more widely, adding yet another layer to a complex debate already involving commercial casinos and lotteries, plus sports leagues themselves.So far, only the Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque, New Mexico, has followed the Choctaw’s effort into sports gambling. Neither tribe was required to obtain additional state approvals.Contrary to popular belief, sports betting is a low-profit business that requires highly skilled employees. In Nevada, sportsbooks last year contributed only 2.4 per cent of the gambling revenue of casinos statewide dwarfed by the proceeds from table games and slots.The limited payoff has tribal casinos balancing the allure of a Las Vegas-style amenity with the risks of opening compacts for negotiations.”Tribal leadership is extremely protective of what they have because it’s meant so much to us, and there’s always a risk of upsetting the apple cart,” Washington State Gambling Commission member Chris Stearns said.”Is this going to help us? Is this going to hurt us? That’s really at the heart of why you see Indian tribes gently venturing into sports betting…In a lot of states, tribes write a check out to the state in exchange for exclusivity.So, any time there’s a new gambling product, and you ask the state to authorize it, there is a risk the state will say ‘Sure, but it is going to cost you.'”The only sports book in New Mexico, inside the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, began taking wagers in October. It offers bets on professional and college sports, but not for games involving two public in-state universities.In Washington state, all casinos are tribally operated. Changing the state’s laws to allow betting on sports would require a 60 per cent super-majority vote in the legislature or a ballot initiative. Only then could sports betting be added to a tribal-state compact.In California, where tribes have exclusivity on casino-style gambling, voters would have to approve a change to the state constitution.advertisementCasinos are operated on and off reservations in South Dakota. Before the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe can try to to edge out its nearest competition across the state line in Iowa, South Dakota’s constitution will have to be amended through a public vote.The legislature could choose to put the question before voters or supporters could gather enough signatures to add the measure to the 2020 ballot. If the measure passes, it would open the opportunity for tribes to negotiate their compacts with the state.Tribal councilman Kenny Weston said a sports book could attract new patrons who may also choose to play games already offered and spend nights at the hotel for big sporting events, like MMA fights.”Normally, with the brick-and-mortar casino like we have, we attract a lot of older crowds and retired people,” Weston said. “I think with sports betting we can bring a different age demographic and different people…and have the opportunity to do the same that they do in Vegas.” (AP) SCYSCYlast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp insists he’s counting on Lallana

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp insists he’s counting on Lallanaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he’s counting on Adam Lallana this season.The midfielder has been linked with a move away this month.Klopp said, “Adam is actually in outstanding shape – I said it a few times maybe, but it’s unbelievable in training. So we have to say it was close in the last game: ‘Do we start him or not?’ and stuff like this. “It’s really, really good and it’s like always in life, if you learn from your experiences… you cannot learn too much from being injured and stuff like that, but how is your mood? Adam is a player who always wants to play. He would play four games a day if possible just from his desire to play football. “He is really, I would say in the moment, in the best moment since I know him, just like as a person he is fantastic. He will have a big part of our season I am really sure and that’s cool. But in training everything is good, when he came on everything was good so far, so now he is ready to take these little steps.” last_img read more

Global stock markets sink slammed by tech losses

first_imgSEOUL, South Korea – Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as tech stocks extended losses following sell-offs of their U.S. peers overnight. Investors are selling technology-related shares on concern governments might tighten scrutiny over Facebook after it was revealed that users’ data was shared with a consulting firm affiliated with President Donald Trump.KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 1 per cent to 6,930.51. France’s CAC 40 slid 1.4 per cent to 5,043.96 and Germany’s DAX lost 1.6 per cent to 11,784.17. Futures augured weak starts on Wall Street. Dow futures fell 0.3 per cent while S&P futures also retreated 0.3 per cent.ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 1.3 per cent to 21,031.31 and South Korea’s Kospi slid 1.3 per cent to 2,419.29. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 2.5 per cent to 30,022.53 while China’s Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.4 per cent to 3,122.29. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 retreated 0.7 per cent to 5,789.50. Stocks in Taiwan, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries also fell.BAD DAY FOR TECH: Investors cut their holdings of Asian tech stocks after a series of incidents sent their U.S. peers lower again. One of those cases is a report that authorities will investigate a fatal crash that involved a Tesla electric SUV equipped with a semi-autonomous control system. In Asia, Samsung Electronics Co. fell 2.6 per cent and Sony Corp. lost 1.1 per cent. Softbank Group Corp. slumped 4 per cent. Tencent Holdings Ltd. was down 4.6 per cent.ANALYST VIEWPOINT: “So what spooked markets? Well, it looks like the rearing of the (ugly) Facebook privacy infringement was a convenient excuse to sell-off ahead of the long weekend,” Mizuho Bank said in a commentary.OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 68 cents to $64.57 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract declined 30 cents to settle at $65.25 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 52 cents to $68.94 per barrel in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 105.64 yen from 105.34 yen. The euro fell to $1.2386 from $1.2404.last_img read more

RCMP find boat in Northern Manitoba search for Kam McLeod and Bryer

first_imgThis is the damaged aluminum boat found by #rcmpmb officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/56Ez8alVTs— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 4, 2019The RCMP say members of the team are highly trained and have access to a range of advanced equipment to assist in their underwater searches.Earlier this week the RCMP announced they would scall back the search for Schmegelsky and McLeod in Northern Manitoba.  In the next Province, the OPP have been investigating several tips that the pair is now in that Province.  So far the OPP have not been able to confirm the tips.The Underwater Recovery Team is about to search an area of interest. Police say a damaged aluminum boat was spotted on the shore of the Nelson River on Friday. pic.twitter.com/CRCtast2F5— Joe Scarpelli (@ScarpelliGlobal) August 4, 2019Police continue to stress, that if you believe you’ve seen Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemelsky, contact your local police department immediately or 911.  Sightings have been posted to social media before being shared with the RCMP, that has caused delays in the investigation.According to MyGrandePrairieNow.com, the RCMP have confirmed the pair were seen in a Fairview Gas Station on July 20.  The sighting was not reported to the RCMP until several days later.  This is the second confirmed sighting of the pair in Alberta. The last confirmed sighting of the pair was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba.  The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019. GILLAM, M.B. – RCMP have started to search the Nelson River near Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation in the hunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.On Sunday the RCMP confirmed they called in Underwater Recovery Team on Friday after finding RCMP officers searching from a helicopter, located a damaged aluminum boat on the shore of the Nelson River.Based on this new information, five members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed. They arrived in Gillam on Saturday, August 3rd, and are expected to conduct a thorough underwater search of significant areas of interest today.last_img read more

Ohio State players upset over loss of Sprinkle confident in defense without

Tracy Sprinkle (93) lays on the field with a leg injury. He left the game following his injury during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorWith one shove from a Bowling Green offensive lineman, the season of Ohio State redshirt junior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle took an abrupt turn on Saturday afternoon. The shove sent Sprinkle backwards, causing his right knee to buckle awkwardly inward.OSU coach Urban Meyer shared the news that many Buckeye fans feared while watching the starting defensive tackle off the field. The training staff that helped Sprinkle off the field told the coach that the injury was with his patella tendon.“It’s a surgery and a season-ending is what I’ve been told. We’ll update further as we know more,” Meyer said. “And that’s the worst part of this darned game is when a guy gets hurt, especially a guy like that who has committed so much to this team and program. Our prayers are with Tracy.”Few comeback stories are as unique as that of Sprinkle. After being dismissed from the team for off-the-field issues, Sprinkle earned his way back to the Scarlet and Gray and earned the trust of Meyer.Many held high expectations for the Elyria, Ohio, native. The OSU coaching staff spoke volumes about Sprinkle during spring drills, and ultimately rewarded his hard work with a starting role.The comradery the Buckeyes have keeps the team close, and results in a universal feeling of sorrow throughout the entire program when a player is injured. Fellow OSU defensive linemen were pleased by how the team performed on Saturday, but felt a certain level of remorse for what their teammate had went through.“He’s everything. When we think of Rushmen, ‘How She ‘Gon Eat,’ everything. That’s Tracy,” junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes said. “I hate to see him go down, but I know he will still be there in spirit and he’s going to bounce back. He will definitely bounce back.”The replacement for Sprinkle, redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones, did not record any tackles against Bowling Green. Jones is a former three-star prospect according to 247Sports, and will most likely be moved into the second defensive tackle position, with junior Michael Hill moving over to take over up to fill the hole left by Sprinkle.The depth of the team that Meyer has talked about for the past few months will likely be put to the test following the injury to Sprinkle. Currently on the depth chart, the Buckeyes have three defensive tackles other than Sprinkle. According to the roster, there are eight total players at the position.Replacing a starter is never an easy task for any team, but redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard knows the team is up to the challenge.“We can’t really replace a guy like Tracy, but young guys and other guys like ends gotta step up and improve their game and pick up what he left behind. But, he’s still going to be there for us,” Hubbard said. “We’ll see if we move guys around, but I’m confident in Dre’Mont Jones and Davon (Hamilton) all them to help us.”Hamilton, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle from Pickerington, Ohio, took advantage of his playing time, picking up a share of a sack with Holmes.Any changes Meyer and the rest of the OSU coaching staff make are expected to be announced later in the week.The Buckeyes will be put to the test, minus Sprinkle, on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. against Tulsa in Ohio Stadium. read more

Review Iran – Portugal

first_imgIran’s passion and desire paid off in injury time, but Ansarifard’s penalty kick wasn’t enough to send Iran through to the next stage. Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring at the end of the first half, while Ronaldo missed a penalty in the second.#IRNPOR // The teams are in! pic.twitter.com/tmsdH1iunk— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018In the 3rd minute of the match in Saransk, Cristiano Ronaldo had the first attempt on goal which was calmly saved by Alireza Beinravand. In general, Iran’s goalkeeper was nervous, making three mistakes within the first 15 minutes. In the 16th minute, Amiri kicked Adrien Silva, giving Ronaldo a free kick. His attempt was blocked by the wall. In the meantime, Morocco surprisingly took the lead against Spain, but Isco levelled the score just five minutes later. Iran was playing as expected, with eleven men behind the ball deep in their own half when Portugal was in possession. However, they were more aggressive in attack than usual when they had the ball. Kicks, fouls and tackles were plentiful. Scoring opportunities… not so much.Top 5 biggest Flops in World Football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – August 24, 2018 Time to talk about an infamous list of players who we thought would become world stars but ended as the biggest flops and disappointments in…The Iranians were gaining confidence as the game wore on and just as it seemed the teams will head to the half-time break tied, Ricardo Quaresma and Adrien Silva played a wonderful one-two, which was followed by a spectacular shot by Quaresma that landed in the far corner of the net. His signature, technically perfected shot with the outside part of the boot gave his team an all-important 1-0 lead.In the 50th minute, Ronaldo was carelessly fouled on the edge of the box. Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres didn’t blow the whistle initially, but after the replay booth signalled him to take a look, he changed his decision and showed on the penalty spot. The Iranian players were vivid, captain Ehsan Hajsafi was booked, but the rulling was correct. It was a foul and it was a penalty. It took some time for passions to calm down. When everyone thought Ronaldo would tie Harry Kane as the tournament’s top scorer, Iran’s goalkeeper read his shot and made the save. Milad Mohammadi replaced Hajsafi three minutes after the penalty miss.Two consecutive fouls riled up Ricardo Quaresma, so he went after Ezatolahi, the player who committed the second one, earning himself a booking. Fernando Santos did the right thing by pulling him out in the 69th minute. Bernardo Silva came in as the substitute. At the same time, Ghoddos replaced Jahanbakhsh. Ansarifard became Iran’s third captain today after coming onto the pitch instead of Ezatolahi in the 76th minute. Team Melli was using every atom of energy in order to combat the Portuguese and attempt a comeback. The tension on the field was palpable. Nevertheless, The Navigators seemed to have the match under control.The hearts of all Portugal fans around the world must have stopped for a second when Caceres was looking at a video replay of Cristiano Ronaldo inadvertently punching an Iran player in the jaw. Fortunately for the entire 2018 World Cup, the referee made the right call and showed him only a yellow card. While that was going on, Morocco amazingly took the lead again in the match versus Spain. In the 93rd minute, Caceres was in the replay booth once more, this time checking whether to give Iran a penalty for a hand ball. Even though it didn’t look like the Portuguese defender touched the ball on purpose, the penalty was given. Karim Ansarifard converted and the game was tied.While that was going on, a replay in Kaliningrad gave Spain a second goal which tied that game as well. Right after Iran scored, Mehdi missed a tremendous opportunity to bring joy to the stadium filled with Iran fans. As it turned out, it was the last interesting moment of a pulsating encounter. Portugal and Spain moved on to the Round of 16, but the injury time goals changed the outlook of the final standings. Spain finished first on goal difference and will face Russia, while Portugal finished second and will play Uruguay.last_img read more

James Milner hails Liverpools perfect start

first_imgLiverpool midfielder James Milner believes that the club have made the “perfect start” in the Champions League by beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in their opening gameLast season’s beaten finalists blew their two-goal lead at Anfield on Tuesday night after Kylian Mbappe’s equaliser just eight minutes from time.But a stoppage-time winner from substitute Roberto Firmino secured Liverpool all three points in Group C.“It is the perfect start for us. Hopefully, we can build on that,” Milner told BT Sport.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I think it would have been very disappointing not to win. They didn’t create too many and we had a number of chances.“I can’t say enough good things about Bobby. To come off the bench after his injury at the weekend is incredible really.”Milner also got his name on the scoresheet with Liverpool’s second of the game from a penalty.It means that the English midfielder has now scored his last 10 goals from a spot-kick.last_img read more

Koeman touts Netherlands enormous progress

first_imgNetherlands coach Ronald Koeman is happy with the “enormous steps” his side has taken after they defeated France 2-0 in the UEFA Nations League.The Netherlands have found their feet again under Ronald Koeman, after having failed to qualify for the last World Cup in Russia.They could finish top of their Nations League group if they draw with Germany on Monday, and Koeman is happy with his side’s progress.“This was a complete match at the very highest level,” Koeman told Sky Sports.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“I was not expecting a perfect match from our side but that’s really what it was. We were very, very good.“I was surprised by the France line-up and the way they played, but our match was perfect. We dominated the match for 90 minutes.“I also did not expect that this team would be as far in their reading of a match.We have shown on such a night that we have made enormous steps. From the beginning to the end we played really well.”last_img read more

Solari hopes Messi plays in El Clasico

first_imgThe Real Madrid coach wants the Argentinean superstar to play for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Semifinal.Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in the Copa del Rey Semifinal.The first leg will be played tomorrow at night at Camp Nou, while the second leg is scheduled for February 27th at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.But Barca’s superstar Lionel Messi might not play the first leg of the Semifinal, because of a thigh problem in Saturday’s 2-2 Spanish La Liga draw with Valencia.“In football, it is good for the best players to play in all games,” Solari said to ESPN as he wants Messi to play this match.“That is how it is.”When asked if the doubt over Messi’s participation will change his preparation for the match, Solari replied: “Not at all.”“Nobody is undroppable in football,” he said after being asked about Vinicius JuniorMadrid will have one less day to prepare for the match, as Barcelona played earlier in the weekend, but for Solari, that’s just something that happens in football.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I hope not, although it is curious, to say the least,” Solari said.“We do not set the calendar, which is for La Liga [authorities] to answer for. We just have to go out there and give our best.”Madrid has a very difficult month of February, as they take on Barcelona tomorrow in Copa del Rey, then on Saturday, they visit Atletico Madrid.Next week Los Blancos will play against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, and then will have two La Liga matches: against Girona and Levante.They end their February month hosting Barcelona in Copa del Rey action.🎙💬 This is what Solari had to say about tomorrow’s Clásico!#RMCopa | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Wi3GkRrs6b— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 5, 2019last_img read more

San Diego Board of Supervisors vote puts North County development on 2020

first_imgSan Diego Board of Supervisors vote puts North County development on 2020 ballot KUSI Newsroom, December 11, 2018 Posted: December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Voters will decide whether a controversial North County housing development goes forward, the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.After a public hearing, the board voted 4-0 — Ron Roberts was absent – – to place the Newland Sierra project on the March 3, 2020, ballot.The board’s action came two months after a Sept. 26 vote amending several provisions in the county general plan that allowed for Newland Communities to build in the Miriam Mountains area, directly west of Interstate 15 and near the cities of Escondido, San Marcos and Vista. The proposed development is in an area noted for wildlife and a tranquil ambience.Newland wants to build 2,135 homes on the 1,985-acre site. The development would also feature 81,000 square feet of commercial space, a six- acre school site, 35.87 acres of public and private parks, 19.2 miles of multi- use community trails, an equestrian staging area and 1,209 acres of open space.The project would include numerous eco-friendly features, including solar panels, electric-vehicle charging stations, xeriscaping and gray-water systems, according to the developers.Opponents gathered roughly 117,000 signatures and presented their petition to the county.Supervisor Dianne Jacob — who was not at the Sept. 26 meeting — said the public will vote on whether the board made the right decision on Newland Sierra and “sound off on the general plan and a project in a high-fire zone, with 2,000 homes over what the general plan allows.”Board Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar said putting the Newland Sierra development on the ballot “lets voters do their homework.”She said the signature-gathering campaign was impressive, adding that while out in some locations, “I could barely get a leg out of my vehicle door before encountering signature gatherers, although some were not as well- informed.”Rita Brandin, senior vice president and development director of Newland Communities, told the supervisors the company is confident that voters “will embrace the plan when they hear the truth and many benefits.”She said that 80 percent of Newland Sierra homes would be attainable to working families, and that her company plans to invest $175 million in the community.Development opponents earlier in the meeting urged the supervisors to approve a referendum. Many reiterated concerns associated with Newland Sierra, including wildfire dangers, noise pollution, limited water supply, school overcrowding and greater traffic congestion.Tony Eason, who lives in the Deer Springs Oaks mobile home park in San Marcos, said an overwhelming majority of area residents do not want the Newland Sierra project, describing it as yet another attempt to destroy the Merriam Mountains. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Caltrans spends more than 63 million a year on removing litter graffiti

first_img Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom, 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 Settings 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) – Caltrans District 11 said it spends more the $6.3 million dollars annually removing litter, debris, graffiti from the highway, this total includes storm water prevention.Caltrans Corridor Director Mario Orso explained the departments’ new nine-step process to maximize litter collection work.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has more on this story. Posted: February 28, 2019 Categories: California News, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom Caltrans spends more than $6.3 million a year on removing litter, graffiti February 28, 2019 Updated: 6:40 PMlast_img read more

More Information Needed to Assess DODs Plans to Reduce Workforce GAO Concludes

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Pentagon has failed to outline how it plans to achieve savings in its civilian and contractor workforces that the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill calls for, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).Section 955 of the measure requires the department to achieve savings in the cost of the civilian and contractor workforces from FY 2012-2017 at the same rate as military personnel costs associated with reductions in end strength decline.“While DOD developed a plan for reductions in the civilian workforce, it did not provide details to understand how these reductions would be achieved or any information demonstrating that the goals were being achieved,” the report states.“Without this information, Congress has limited assurance on how the department will achieve required savings and whether the savings will be achieved in a manner that is consistent with workforce management laws,” GAO said.DOD has reduced the size of its civilian workforce by 3.3 percent from FY 2012-2016, but civilian personnel costs dropped by only 0.9 percent, the agency found. Over the same period, military end strength has declined by about 6 percent, and personnel costs have fallen by about 8 percent.The congressional watchdog agency found that the Pentagon would need to reduce spending on its contractor workforce by about $4.1 billion from FY 2012-2017 to match the planned reduction in military forces over the same period.“At a time when the entire federal government is facing fiscal challenges that are likely to continue, DOD must plan strategically for reductions to its civilian and contractor workforces to achieve savings,” the report stated, according to the Military Times.last_img read more

Cards Upend Notre Dame 53 in Series Finale

first_imgNext Game: INDIANA 3/26/2019 | 5:00 p.m. A two-out solo home run by Cait Brooks in the fifth pulled the Irish within a run. Live Stats Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The Irish (18-10, 3-3) got on the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the home half of the inning. Katie Marino led off with a hit and eventually crossed the plate on Melissa Rochford’s single. Quinn Biggio’s RBI hit brought Rochford home to make the score 4-2. SOUTH BEND, Ind. –The University of Louisville softball team defeated Notre Dame 5-3 Sunday at Melissa Cook Stadium in the teams’ ACC series finale. The Irish threatened in the sixth when a single, a walk and a fly out placed a pair of runners in scoring position, but reliever Danielle Watson got a fly out to Butler in left field to end the inning. In the seventh, a leadoff hit by Ali Wester brought the tying run to the plate, but back-to-back fielder’s choices prevented a runner from getting into scoring positon and a groundout to Maddy Newman at second secured the win. Caitlin Ferguson had two hits, scored twice and a registered pair of stolen bases and Kyra Snyder collected two RBIs to help lead the Cardinals at the plate. Megan Hensley (8-1) notched the win and Danielle Watson picked up her first save of the season. Previewcenter_img Snyder’s two-run single sparked a three-run fourth as the Cards extended their lead to 4-0. Hensley got the inning started with a walk and was lifted for pinch runner Jordyn Wolfe, who took second on Rebecca Chung’s sacrifice bunt. Ferguson reached safely on an infield hit to put runners on the corners and proceeded to steal second. Snyder’s hit plated both runners and she would eventually score on a wild pitch. The Cardinals (20-10, 3-3 ACC) will return to action on Tuesday when they play host to No. 20/22 Indiana at 5 p.m. at Ulmer Stadium. Hensley picked up her team-best eighth win of the season after giving up three earned runs on five hits and striking out two in 5.1 innings. She also registered one of Louisville’s eight hits in the game. The Cards tallied six stolen bases in the contest with Butler registering career-high three stolen bases, Ferguson had two and Melton swiped her team-best 15th of the season. Matchup History The Cards pushed their lead back to two runs in the sixth. Freshman Charley Butler delivered a two-out single, stole second and third and scored on junior Celene Funke’s base hit, bringing the score to 5-3.  Louisville struck first with a run in the second inning. Ferguson led off the frame with a single, stole second and crossed the plate on senior Madison Cousineau’s double to give the Cards a 1-0 lead. Alexis Holloway (8-6) took the loss, surrendering four earned runs on five hits and striking out one in 3.1 innings of work. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Sangeet Natak Akademi nominates Durga Puja for UNESCOs cultural heritage tag

first_imgKolkata: Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s apex cultural body, has nominated Kolkata’s Durga puja to be included in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for the year 2020. It may be mentioned that it was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had prodded the state Tourism department to make a serious pitch to have the Durga Puja festival listed by UNESCO.The department made a presentation to a team from UNESCO to have the festival listed in the latter’s ‘List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA team had visited the city in January and in a meeting with representatives from across the country as well as the South Asian countries, sought preliminary applications from all of them them about the tangible and intangible heritage of their respective states and countries. The meeting was hosted by the state Tourism department. Bengal’s Durga Puja has been showcased in a big way across the globe with Banerjee ushering in a grand end to the Puja by organising a stunning Red Road carnival where as many as 70 of the city’s best-known Durga idols paraded this year. The he extravaganza, touted to be second only to the renowned Rio Carnival stepped into its third year in 2018. In its nomination of Durga Puja for the Representative List, the SNA stated that: “Durga Puja is the best instance of the public performance of religion and art in the city. It witnesses a celebration of craftsmanship, cross-cultural transactions and cross-community revelry. …….The exemplary character of Durga Puja lies in its ability to not temporarily bind itself to the ritual occasion. Its dynamism lies in it being a constantly mutating event – in its fusion of tradition with changing tastes and popular cultures, and in the adaptation of the iconographies of Durga and the styles of her temporary abodes to cater to new regimes of art production.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned that every year, UNESCO adds to its list of ICH cultural traditions and arts from around the world, either as ‘In Need of Urgent Safeguarding’ or in its ‘Representative List of ICH of Humanity’. India’s nominees are proposed by the SNA which was appointed as the nodal agency for ICH by the Union Ministry of Culture in 2011. India currently has 13 ICH on the list, including the Kumbh Mela, the dance forms of Chhau, Kalbelia and Mudiyettu , Vedic and Buddhist chanting and the tradition of brass and copper utensil making in Punjab’s Jandiala Guru.last_img read more

This year malaria got a cool new cartoon Aardman

first_imgThis year, malaria got a cool new cartoon. Aardman Animations, creator of the popular “Wallace and Gromit” claymation films, and actor Hugh Laurie teamed up for a 2-minute video on the history of this disease, which claims 450,000 lives a year. It’s called “Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live.” And it stars “Mozzie the Mosquito.”It’s very clever. And accurate. But some malaria specialists are actually more impressed with a 1943 anti-malaria video, produced by Walt Disney for the U.S. government and starring the Seven Dwarfs.The 10-minute film explains how malaria is spread — and how it might be stopped. And it’s surprisingly relevant in 2018.”I gotta say, it was a very well-done video,” says Daniel Sledge, an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Texas, Arlington.”It’s very practical,” he says. “Avoiding standing water is really critical. Screening windows is really critical.”In his research, Sledge has focused on malaria control and eradication in the United States, particularly before 1950.The Disney video details many of the important measures Americans took to protect themselves from malaria, he says: getting rid of standing water, screening windows, papering over cracks in the walls, even weeding ponds and lakes to make it easier for fish to eat mosquito larvae.Most of the things they describe are “really, honestly, best practices,” he says.Lessons for todayBut not everything in the video holds up. Coating standing water in oil to prevent mosquitoes from breeding, for instance, would ruin drinking water in addition to causing environmental damage. And in many places, it’s impossible to weed the vast bodies of water where mosquitoes breed.In the film, Bashful happily pumps clouds of green insecticide over a lake. “A thin film of Paris green is strong enough to kill the wigglers [mosquito larvae], but won’t kill the fish,” the narrator confidently explains. Paris green was an insecticide used mainly in the 1940s but was soon replaced by the more powerful DDT. DDT, of course, has been banned in many countries for its environmental and health side effects.Spraying with insecticides still plays a role in preventing malaria, especially in Africa. The insecticides — including, in some countries, DDT — are sprayed on the walls of homes, where some mosquitoes rest after feeding.Other techniques shown in the video are still widely used.”Bed nets, certainly,” says William Moss, professor of epidemiology, international health and molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Moss’s expertise is in malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. While malaria still exists in many parts of the world, including Asia and Latin America, it is most deadly in Africa. About 90 percent of the yearly deaths happen there, Moss points out.Bed nets treated with insecticides are perhaps the most widely used method to prevent the spread of malaria, Moss says. “Millions and millions of nets have been distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade,” he says, calling them a “cornerstone” of malaria control.”That’s had an important impact on reducing numbers of infections and child mortality,” Moss says. Indeed, the treated bed nets have reduced child deaths — from all causes, not just malaria — by 20 percent, the CDC says.Moss also highlighted the importance of getting rid of standing water and making home improvements to prevent malaria.”If you close the open eaves and put screens on [windows], that can have a major impact,” he says. He says these techniques may be hard to apply on a wide scale in sub-Saharan Africa. “But it is an important strategy,” he adds.In the 21st century there are other tactics critical to treating malaria and preventing its spread — notably diagnostic tests and new medications to treat the disease.How cartoons help malaria controlThe Disney video comes in two languages, English and Spanish, so it’s likely that Latin America was a target audience in addition to the U.S., where malaria was still a problem in many parts in 1943.Regardless of its intended audience, Sledge says, “the Disney video was very well-done and probably had very high-quality technical advisers.””Slightly updated, it would be very useful,” he adds — for preventing not just malaria but other diseases as well, such as dengue, West Nile, yellow fever and Zika.The fun, sometimes silly animation seems to lighten the mood and make the instructions more fun to follow. After all, when it comes to fixing up a house yourself, sometimes you might feel a little Dopey or Grumpy.”It has a broad appeal,” Moss says. The video reminded him to Dr. Seuss’s wartime pamphlet, “Ann Drinks Blood.” Ann — short for anopheles, the type of mosquito that carries malaria — loves going out at night (“she’s a real party gal”) and drinking… GI blood. The lighthearted illustrations had a serious message: American soldiers were at risk of contracting malaria in many battlefields, but they could take steps like covering up and using bed nets to minimize their risk.Bigger pictureAs important as those measures were, however, they are mostly individual-level efforts. There are larger improvements communities and governments can make in to prevent and eradicate malaria.William Moss says there’s a sort of “philosophical divide” in addressing malaria. Some researchers focus on high-tech interventions, he says, while others believe improving socioeconomic status — especially the condition of homes — “is really critical to decreasing malaria.”For instance, in the video, a mosquito bites a poor man suffering from malaria, and transmits it to a rich man — who then falls into financial ruin because he’s unable to work.”There’s a very strong link they’re trying to make between malaria and poverty,” Moss says. Researchers often focus on the rates of mortality from malaria, he says. Perhaps focusing on the economic costs as well could prompt changes, he says.Daniel Sledge points out another crucial way the United States controlled malaria: creating county-level health departments to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks.”In the United States, we put in place high-quality local public health infrastructure, disease surveillance, things along those lines – to make sure these diseases are not a problem,” Sledge explains.The efforts outlined in the video may help individuals protect themselves and their neighbors from the disease, but some changes need to come from the top, he says.”You can do all this stuff, but if you don’t make it permanent, the disease will come back,” he says.Melody Schreiber (@m_scribe on Twitter) is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG14559.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

Imagine for a minute A company makes a vaccine th

first_imgImagine for a minute: A company makes a vaccine that protects kids from a life-threatening disease but, with little warning, decides to stop selling it in the U.S.That’s exactly what happened last year in West Africa, for a vaccine against rotavirus — a disease that kills about 200,000 young children and babies each year.As NPR reported in November, the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. announced it was ending a long-term agreement to supply its rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, at a reduced price to families in four West African countries. At the same time, the company began selling the vaccine in China, for more than 12 times the price.Merck’s decision meant that more than 2 million babies were at risk of missing the vaccine, health experts told NPR.”You have a major manufacturer of a vaccine announcing that they’re going to exit from the market, and it created a bit of a panic for countries that were accustomed to having this vaccine,” says Deborah Atherly of the nonprofit PATH, which helps develop vaccines for low-income countries.Now the situation has changed — for the good.After NPR broke the news of Merck’s pullout, other vaccine manufacturers stepped up to fill in the gap. “Because of these efforts, very few to no children will miss out on rotavirus vaccination in these four countries,” Gavi wrote to NPR in an email.This is a huge success story, Atherly says. “We deal with tons of challenges in global health, and this is one, in which the global health community rallying with the countries, has really created success.”Rotavirus is a ubiquitous infection. “Almost every child, whether you live in the U.S. or you live in a developing country, is infected with this disease,” says Dr. Mathuram Santosham, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins University who has studied the disease for more than 40 years. In rich countries, the infections are rarely lethal but can be severe. Before the U.S. introduced the rotavirus vaccine in 2006, infections caused more than 50,000 hospitalizations each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.In poor countries, without good health care systems, rotavirus can be deadly. Children can have six to 20 bouts of diarrhea in a day and dehydrate extremely fast, Santosham says. “It is particularly important for the children in the poorest countries — and the poorest children in the poor countries — to receive this vaccine.”But the vaccine is expensive. Here in the U.S., it costs about $200 for a course of two-to-three doses administered in the first year of a baby’s life. So in 2012, the two companies that manufacture a vaccine, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, agreed to drastically reduce the price for poor countries to about $10 a course.For six years, the pharmaceutical companies stuck to those agreements. GSK delivered nearly 220 million doses to 42 countries. And Merck delivered more than 30 million doses to four countries in West Africa — Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, and São Tomé and Príncipe.But last year, Merck informed UNICEF and Gavi that it would not ship about a third of those doses for 2018 and 2019. And in 2020, the company would stop supplying the vaccine altogether to West Africa. The company told NPR that “supply constraints” were preventing it from fulfilling its agreement to the West African countries. The company also expressed “deepest regret to all of the parties involved” in an email to NPR.It looked like more than 2 million babies would go without the vaccine. At the time, GSK told NPR it wasn’t able to help the countries in West Africa because the company was experiencing its own supply problems. “We also cannot confirm the availability of the doses necessary to support new programmes in 2019,” the company wrote in an email.But then after NPR’s story aired, GSK changed course. The company is now filling in almost half of the vaccine gap left by Merck. Earlier this year, GSK begun supplying Rotarix to the Ivory Coast — where nearly a million babies are born each year. “GSK is pleased that we have sufficient capacity and hopes to fulfill the demand for Rotarix in Ivory Coast for as long as required,” a spokesperson wrote in an email to NPR.The other part of the vaccine gap will be filled largely by one of two Indian pharmaceutical companies. Last year, the World Health Organization gave its stamp of recommendation two new rotavirus vaccines, Rotavac and Rotasiil, which are manufactured by Bharat Pharmaceuticals and Serum Institute of India, respectively. Back in November, health experts said three West African countries — Mali, Burkino Faso, and São Tomé and Príncipe — would eventually switch to these vaccines. But that was expected to take at least two years.Now all three countries are speeding up the timeline and plan to roll out the new vaccine by 2020, says Heather Deehan, chief of UNICEF’s Vaccine Centre. In the meantime, the countries are relying on stocks of the Merck vaccine to continue immunizations.”As a result of a strong collaboration among UNICEF, the countries and manufacturers, there was no interruption in the countries’ vaccine programs,” Deehan says.In a follow-up interview with NPR, Merck’s chief marketing officer, Michael Nally, said that one reason the company ended its agreement with Gavi was because the competing vaccines were more desirable for low-income countries than RotaTeq. GSK’s vaccine requires one less dose, while the Indian vaccines will be less expensive.”We’ve had to come to a conversation around, we are probably not going to be the product of choice in those markets,” Nally said.In the meantime, Merck has successfully launched sales of RotaTeq in China. The vaccine is now available in at least seven Chinese provinces, and a course costs about $130, or about 12 times the cost of the vaccine in the West Africa. Merck’s Chinese distributor, Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products Co., hopes to obtain more than $450 million worth of the vaccine in the next several years. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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The all-stock deal values each share of Sprint at slightly more than 0.10 T-Mobile shares. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent, would own about 42 percent of the combined company. Japan’s SoftBank, which controls Sprint, would own 27 percent, and the remainder would be held by the public.The companies said they expect the deal to close by the first half of 2019 and would result in about $6 billion in annual cost savings. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, left, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere are interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and bulk them up to a similar size to Verizon and AT&T, the industry giants.But the companies argued that the combination would allow them to better compete not only with those two rivals but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge.”This isn’t a case of going from 4 to 3 wireless companies—there are now at least 7 or 8 big competitors in this converging market,” T-Mobile chief executive John Legere said in a statement. He would be the CEO of the combined company.T-Mobile and Sprint have been considering a combination for years. But a 2014 attempt fell apart amid resistance from the Obama administration. And in 2017 another potential deal fell through as well.The combined company, to be called T-Mobile, would have about 127 million customers. Consumers worry a less crowded telecom field could result in higher prices, while unions are concerned about potential job losses.In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure acknowledged that getting regulatory approval is “the elephant in the room.” One of the first things the companies did after sending out the deal’s news release was to call Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Explore further The companies stressed that they plan to have more employees following the combination, particularly in rural areas, than they do as stand-alone companies now.They also emphasized that the deal would help accelerate their development of faster 5G wireless networks and ensure that the U.S. doesn’t cede leadership on the technology to China.And they said the combination would allow them to better compete with a growing number of competitors in a changing market.Verizon and AT&T have been expanding their video-content businesses, while cable companies have been moving into wireless. That allows a single company to combine home and wireless internet and use content to support the communications businesses.Comcast, the cable giant that finished buying NBCUniversal in 2013, offers customers wireless service by reselling access to Verizon’s network. So does another dominant cable company, Charter. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure pose for photos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) 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. Investors have been anticipating a deal like this for some time. In addition to the thwarted attempt three years ago, the two companies were poised to combine in October, but the deal was called off after what analysts said was a disagreement over control of the combined company.The deal will have to be reviewed by the Justice Department and the FCC.National carriers had not been able to get a deal through under President Barack Obama. But the FCC in September deemed the wireless market “competitive” for the first time since 2009, which some analysts say could make it easier to present a deal.The 5G aspirations are at the heart of the agreement, and the new technology could allow companies to provide faster service to people’s homes.Sprint’s Claure likened going from 4G to 5G to switching from black-and-white television to color. The combined company plans to invest up to $40 billion in its network in the first three years, which executives said would drive more hiring and better service for customers.Sprint has a lot of debt and has posted a string of annual losses. It has cut costs and made itself more attractive to customers, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk said, but it hasn’t invested enough in its network and doesn’t have enough airwave rights for quality service in rural areas.T-Mobile, meanwhile, has been on a yearslong streak of adding customers. After the government nixed AT&T’s attempt to buy the company in 2011, T-Mobile led the way in many consumer-friendly changes, such as ditching two-year contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Consumers are paying less for cellphone service thanks to T-Mobile’s influence on the industry and the resulting price wars.Advocacy organizations said the deal will likely lead to higher cellphone plans because there will be less competition. Michael Copps, a former FCC chairman and an adviser to the watchdog group Common Cause, said consumers will “lose a lot of the innovation and competitive spirit that T-Mobile had” when it was challenging not just AT&T and Verizon, but Sprint as well.But Mark Lowenstein, a mobile-industry consultant, said the move shouldn’t be seen as a consolidation in the wireless industry.”That era is over,” he said. “This is a new industry structure—where wireless is competing in the larger broadband space.”The move makes sense for developing 5G, he added.”There is no way we were going to build four national 5G networks,” he said. The combination “gives the U.S. a better chance of getting to 5G faster, innovating quicker, and competing with China in the global 5G race.”Shares of T-Mobile fell $4.80, or 7.4 percent, to $59.72 in afternoon trading Monday. Sprint shares fell 97 cents, or 15 percent, to $5.53. 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