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  • Mariners get four in eighth, take series from Athletics

    first_imgOAKLAND — Lou Trivino accepted responsibility for the Athletics latest step backward Sunday after being charged with four runs in the eighth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.Mark Canha, whose rare misplay in the sun and wind of right field was the reason three of those runs were unearned, was doing the same on the other side of the clubhouse.They weren’t wrong either, but you can throw in an offense … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

  • Take a five-minute holiday to South Africa

    first_img16 April 2015An action-packed, five-minute holiday to South Africa from your bar stool in London or Manchester – that’s what’s on offer this month in the United Kingdom.South African Tourism is using Oculus Rift technology and targeting bars in the two cities, where consumers can put on a virtual reality headset and experience South African in high definition and binaural sound, creating an immersive experience.Through 360-degree head tracking, Oculus Rift allows viewers to explore the virtual world just as they would in real life.The five-minute holiday takes the viewer to Table Mountain, where they experience what it’s like to abseil down a sheer cliff, with full-circle views of the sea behind and the city in the distance. Other adventurous scenes include kite-surfing, paragliding and feeding elephants, before relaxing in a bar in Johannesburg’s Neighbourgoods Market.All scenes were filmed on location, where the Oculus Rift technology was adapted accordingly. A shark cage-diving scene in Cape Town required the footage to be shot underwater, using a specially made 3D-printed underwater camera rig.The first bar takeover will take place on Friday, 24 April at Corbet Place, Brick Lane, London. The next venue is NoHo, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, on Thursday 30 April. Other dates will be announced on South African Tourism’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.Oculus is technology company that, it says, “is revolutionising the way people experience video games”. The Rift uses custom tracking technology allowing users to wear goggles and headphones and look around the virtual world just they would in real life. Every subtle movement of your head is tracked in real time, creating a natural and intuitive experience, Oculus says.Selected bars hosting the virtual reality pods are encouraged to add to the experience with DJs, South African street food and wine-tasting sessions from the Cape Wine Academy. Visuals of South African landscapes and wildlife are also projected throughout the event space.Juan Herrada, South African Tourism’s UK manager of marketing and communications, said: “We want to surprise the UK travelling public and Oculus Rift is the ideal partner for us to reach a young, tech-savvy market. This is the first time Oculus Rift and binaural sound have been combined to create a unique, immersive holiday experience for the UK public.”Brand Warrior promotional staff are also on hand at the takeovers to answer questions and encourage consumers to enter a competition to win a pair of flights to South Africa. South African Tourism is working with agencies UM London, Visualise, Somethin Else and Tribe on the campaign.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • You said it, Devon

    first_imgAt a press conference at IBS, Devon Hartman of HartmanBaldwin Design Build described his introduction to green building. Pointing out that he had been doing high quality design build work for over 25 years, he told the group that when he learned about home performance and building science, he suddenly realized that much of what he had been doing so far in his career was wrong. He immediately stopped everything to reevaluate their systems and processes in order to improve their work and make sure the everything they did was, in fact, high performance and green.His epiphany was very similar to mine, and I applaud him for taking the stand he did within his company. I chose a different path, away from construction and into consulting. This is absolutely in line with my feelings about green building, particularly as described in my profile on this website where I am quoted thusly: “I cannot understand how anyone who learns about green building and remodeling and doesn’t change their ways to go exclusively green. If they don’t they must be stupid or greedy.”I didn’t actually expect them to put that quote on my profile when I wrote it, but I am glad that they did. Devon has the right attitude, as to many others who have made, or are in the process of making the change to all-green, all the time. I applaud everyone’s efforts and look forward to the results.last_img read more

  • Mobile Healthcare Faces The Future [Infographic]

    first_imgThe Mobile Revolution continues to change how industry after industry goes about day-to-day business. Yet one industry has been surprisingly slow to embrace the benefits of mobile: healthcare. Many observers find that strange, since healthcare could clearly benefit from the power of smartphones and tablets attached to the cloud. Several things have slowed adoption of mobile in healthcare. Antiquated policies designed for a different era have been a major factor. For instance, what does it mean to be HIPAA compliant in a mobile world? HIPAA regulations rule how healthcare practitioners can store and transfer data on patients to protect both the privacy of the patient and the liability to doctors and nurses. HIPAA regulations are fairly complex and rigid (for a good reason, to be sure) and have scared off some mobile healthcare (mHealth) startups – at least until HIPAA can be updated to reflect the change in the technological landscape.There’s also the question of culture. For decades, the primary patient interface for doctors, technicians and nurses has been the paper chart attached to a clipboard. Digitizing of patient records is a long, arduous process that many clinics have declined to undertake. Doctors face significant blowback from administrators sitting in front of bookshelves crammed full manila folders of patient histories. (On a trip to my physician’s office a couple years back, I asked him if he used a smartphone to make his life easier. He showed me his BlackBerry and an app that helps him find the appropriate prescription for certain maladies. I asked him if he could digitize his entire file system and carry around an iPad or some such device to make his life easier. “I would love to,” he told me. “But I would lose half my staff if I ever changed how the system works.” )We are starting to see progress in mHealth adoption: According to researchers, 62% of doctors use a tablet in some shape or form and 71% of nurses use a smartphone at work. The mHealth industry is forecast to be a $11.8 billion market by 2018.Mobile healthcare is about more than just how doctors and nurses operate on a day-to-day basis. Mobile technology promises to contribute to wellness, preventative care, personal health records, communication with physicians, diet tracking, prescription reminders and many other health-related improvements. For instance, 30% of smartphone users are expected to use wellness apps in one form or another by 2015. By that year, analysts predict there will be nearly two billion smartphone users on the planet. You do the math.Check out this infographic from mHeath consultancy  [x]Cube Labs for a cross section of the mHealth industry, where it has been and how it can help healthcare providers and consumers alike. Tags:#health dan rowinski Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

  • Add a Dash of the DASH Diet into Your Daily Eating!

    first_imgDietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH diet) was developed in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a dietary treatment to reduce high blood pressure. Similar to a Mediterranean eating pattern, the DASH diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean proteins, and a limited intake of saturated fats and sugar.1 This eating pattern provides key nutrients for blood pressure reduction: calcium, potassium, and magnesium.1 Along with the consumption of nutrient-dense foods, the DASH diet emphasizes a reduction in sodium and saturated fats.1Why Use the DASH Diet?Blood pressure reduction is the most well-known outcome of following the DASH diet, specifically the low-sodium version.2 Americans eat large amounts of sodium (3600 mg daily is the average), as it is found in packaged foods, fast foods, restaurant meals, and is naturally contained in several foods.3 A high sodium diet leads to increased blood pressure because salt disturbs the water balance in our kidneys leading to a larger blood volume which stresses our cardiovascular system. On the DASH diet, it is ideal to consume less than 1 teaspoon of table salt (2300 mg sodium) daily for the Standard DASH Diet, or one-half teaspoon (1500 mg sodium) for the lower sodium pattern.In addition to lowering blood pressure, the DASH diet is cardioprotective. High adherence to the diet is associated with a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and death due to cardiovascular disease.4 Furthermore, following the DASH diet leads to improved blood lipid levels.3Adding a Dash of DASH into Your Diet!Everyone can improve their diet by using DASH diet principles. Here are some easy ways to add a dash of DASH into your daily life!Limit your intake of sugar-sweetened sodas, coffees, and juices. Try to swap these drinks for their unsweetened counterparts, such as black coffee or unsweetened tea, water, or low-fat unflavored dairy.Aim to have a lean protein source at every meal. Lean proteins include low-fat dairy, beans, poultry, fish, and lean beef. Dairy products provide calcium and protein – double win!Utilize whole fruits and vegetables as snacks. Apples, bananas, carrot sticks, bell peppers, and pears are all great on-the-go snacks.Swap your refined grains (white rice, pasta, white bread) for whole grains (brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, and whole-wheat bread). Whole grains pack a lot of nutrients without a major taste change!When cooking, utilize unsaturated fats such as olive or canola oil. Avoid using butter or coconut oil as these are a source of saturated fats.For more information on reducing blood pressure using the DASH diet, see this guide from the NIH. References How to make the DASH diet work for you. (2019). Retrieved 16 September 2019, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/dash-diet/art-20048456Stamler, J., Chan, Q., Daviglus, M., Dyer, A., Van Horn, L., & Garside, D. et al. (2018). Relation of Dietary Sodium (Salt) to Blood Pressure and Its Possible Modulation by Other Dietary Factors. Hypertension, 71(4), 631-637. doi: 10.1161/hypertensionaha.117.09928DASH Eating Plan | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (2019). Retrieved 16 September 2019, from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-planJones, N., Forouhi, N., Khaw, K., Wareham, N., & Monsivais, P. (2018). Accordance to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet pattern and cardiovascular disease in a British, population-based cohort. European Journal Of Epidemiology, 33(2), 235-244. doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0354-8 By: Annabelle Shaffer, BS, Master’s candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaignlast_img read more

  • Total Force Fitness and Military Families Learning Network: Family Development

    first_imgIn this week’s Friday Field Notes, we will continue our exploration of the resources and programming that Military Families Learning Network provides to support Total Force Fitness with our   (FD) and Early Intervention (EI) teams.Family Development and Total Force FitnessMilitary families face similar challenges as civilian families, but they can sometimes have unique challenges that can be addressed through Total Force Fitness. The FD and EI teams produce online professional development opportunities on topics relevant to family strengthening, prevention and treatment of family violence as well as early intervention and special education services for young children (birth to 5 years). Both FD and EI aim to provide meaningful learning opportunities and helpful resources connected to Total Force Fitness. Below are a few topic areas related to various Total Force Fitness domains.Social, Psychological, Physical & Behavioral Domains of Total Force FitnessThe Webinar Series on THRIVE highlights programs focusing on positive parenting practices, parent and child stress management and physical health promotion. The series features representatives from Penn State’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness who will discuss the implementation of the THRIVE initiative which aims to empower parents as they nurture their children from the prenatal period until their children reach 18 years of age. THRIVE consists of a series of face-to-face and online parenting programs and a range of online resources and interactive learning modules.In October, FDEI will host the third webinar in their 2019 autism series, Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism.  Dr. Katie Wolfe, assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education at the University of South Carolina, and Dr. Hedda Meadan, professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois, will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to support families of young children with autism during common community outings.The FD team is co-hosting a webinar with the Military Caregiving team in November, What Helping Professionals Need to Know About Kincare. With the rising trend of kincare – the care of children by relatives and other loved ones – it’s helpful for service professionals to be knowledgeable about how this affects military families. Though such arrangements can provide benefits such as love and stability for children, caregivers can struggle with various barriers to this non-traditional parenting role. This webinar will educate helping professionals like social workers, counselors, and case managers on how to identify risk and protective factors for caregivers as well as children, while also providing strategies of support.Exploring struggles faced by families is an important component of Total Force Fitness. The MFLN Family Development and Early Intervention teams work to keep service professionals informed to support work with military families.Additional Resources from Family Development and Early InterventionBe sure to check out previous events from the Family Development team on topics like the Family Finance Series that addressed other domains of Total Force Fitness, such as psychological fitness.  Be sure to register for upcoming FD and FDEI webinars and explore blog posts, podcast episodes and more on the FD homepage!last_img read more

  • Community Outings with Children with Autism

    first_imgImage from Pixabay.com, CC0 Return to article. Long DescriptionImage from Pixabay.com, CC0By Katie Wolfe, Ph. D., BCBAAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism.  The two primary characteristics of autism include deficits in social communication and interactions and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior.  These characteristics can make community outings, such as going to the park, library, store, or a restaurant, challenging for the whole family.Studies report that families of children with autism may avoid community outings and often report feeling socially isolated. (Higgins, Bailey, & Pierce, 2005).Families of children with autism may avoid going on community outings for a number of reasons, including concerns about their child’s challenging behavior (Myers et al., 2009) or the stigma they may feel from the general public (Gray, 2002). Safety is one of the primary factors limiting families’ participation in community outings.  In one survey, more than half of parents reported that their fear of their child wandering or running away stopped them from going out into the community (Andersen et al., 2012).Not being able to access community settings and resources can have a negative impact on everyone in the family.  Participating in the community in which we live is an important aspect of quality of life for everyone.  Limited access to community settings can adversely affect not only the child with autism but also parents and siblings (Myers et al., 2009).Resources are available online to inform and support parents, caregivers, and professionals.Autism Speaks provides resources to help families plan for and navigate community outings.  The Marcus Autism Center has specific tips related to safety concerns that may hinder families from taking community outings with their child with autism.  Other resources are available from Sesame Street and the Children’s Specialized Hospital.While interventions should always be individualized, a few recommended strategies for successful outings include:Prepare preferred toys and snacks to bring on the outing to use during wait times or to reward appropriate behavior.Use visual supports to prepare the child for what to expect on the outing.Identify a task that the child can assist with on the outing. For example, teach your child to get items on a shopping list.Start with small goals and build on your success. For example, work on shopping at a small market before you work on shopping at a warehouse club.In our upcoming webinar, “Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism,” we will discuss additional strategies practitioners can utilize to support young children with autism and their family.  Join us on October 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. EST!  RSVP here to attend!last_img read more

  • U.S. Supreme Court Finds West Virginia Discriminates Against Federal Retirees

    first_imgWest Virginia exempts income that police officers and sheriffs receive from state pension plans from personal income tax. It does not provide the same exemption to pension income received by federal law enforcement retirees who live in the state.The U.S. Supreme Court found that the exemption unlawfully discriminates against federal law enforcement employees.U.S. Marshal Challenges Pension ExemptionThe taxpayer spent most of his career as a U.S. Marshal. He served in West Virginia before his retirement. After his retirement, he received retirement benefits from the Federal Employee Retirement System. He claimed an exemption for this retirement income for the tax years in question. West Virginia denied the exemption.He then challenged the West Virginia exemption claiming it violated the intergovernmental tax immunity doctrine under 4 U.S.C. §111. The statute allows state taxation of compensation paid to federal employees. It also prohibits discrimination against federal employees in the taxation of that income.A West Virginia trial court agreed with the taxpayer. The West Virginia Supreme Court reversed. It concluded that West Virginia:applies the exemption only to a narrow class of state retirees; andnever intended the exemption to discriminate against former federal marshals.Unanimous Supreme Court ReversesJustice Gorsuch delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. It agreed with the trial court’s finding. West Virginia expressly affords state law enforcement retirees a tax benefit that federal retirees cannot receive. So, the pension exemption discriminates against federal retirees The Court rejected West Virginia’s argument about the narrow preference of the exemption.The Court admitted the breadth or narrowness of a state tax exemption is not irrelevant. Under §111, the scope of a state’s tax exemption may affect the scope of its resulting duties. A state that exempts only a narrow subset of state retirees can comply with §111 by exempting the comparable class of federal retirees. But the narrowness or intent of a discriminatory state tax law has never been enough to render it lawful.The Court reversed the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and remanded the case for further proceedings.Dawson v. Steager, U.S. Supreme Court, Dkt. 17-419, February 20, 2019, ¶401-370Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

  • Ricci Rivero participates in Gilas practice

    first_imgRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero was finally an active participant on Monday’s Gilas Pilipinas evening training session at Meralco Gym as for the second straight week, coach Chot Reyes drew a complete attendance from his current pool.Veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood spearheaded the 12 members of the current pool.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Also attending the practice were Japeth Aguilar, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.Sophomores Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Jio Jalalon were also in attendance, but remained on the sidelines for the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe current Gilas pool members continue their preparations for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, where they face Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne before flying back home to take on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.Aside from Rivero, nine players from the “23-for-23” cadet list also participated in the training namely Paul Desiderio, J-Jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Arvin Tolentino, Ken Tuffin, Juan Gomez de Liaño, and high school standouts Kai Sotto of Ateneo, Will Gozum of Mapua, and newcomer Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of National University. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Pyeongchang Olympics brings ‘real hope’ to divided Koreas, says Bach Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum View commentslast_img read more