Beijing: India and China should find stronger convergences, respect each other’s core concerns and manage their differences, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said as he underlined that the relationship between the two Asian giants has become “so big” that it has acquired a “global dimension”. Jaishankar, who concluded his three-day visit to Beijing on Tuesday, held extensive talks with his counterpart Wang Yi on the entire gamut of the India-China ties. He also called on Vice President Wang Qishan, a close confidant of President Xi Jinping. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAs the two largest developing countries and emerging economies, cooperation between India and China is of great importance to the world, Jaishankar told state-run Xinhua news agency here in an interview on Sunday. China and India are the world’s only two emerging economies that boast a population of more than 1 billion, respectively. “Our relationship is so big that it is no longer a bilateral relationship. It has global dimensions,” Xinhua quoted Jaishankar as saying.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Researchers probing the frigid depths of the Canadian Arctic got a rare glimpse of one of the oldest and most elusive creatures on Earth, providing valuable insight into just how many of the massive creatures are left.A small team of scientists from the Marine Institute in Newfoundland said they counted 142 individual Greenland sharks in five different areas off Nunavut, where they deployed a baited remote underwater camera.The data — including 258 hours of video footage of the slow-moving sharks — provides some of the first local abundance estimates of one of the largest and longest-lived marine species.“We had no baseline for how many sharks should be there, it’s all new information,” lead author Brynn Devine said from St. John’s.“They’re really fun to watch and maybe not quite as exciting as a great white shark that would be really vicious and attacking the camera, but it was really cool to see.”Greenland sharks can reach seven metres in length and are a top predator feeding primarily on bottom fish and seals. They can live up to at least 270 years and possibly up to 400 years.Devine says researchers have made a rough population estimate of between one to five sharks per square kilometre in most of the sampling regions, which were surveyed from July to September in 2015 and again in 2016. But, she cautions that the figures are from a limited number of camera deployments and more work is needed to come up with more accurate numbers.In Admiralty Inlet, the camera captured 18 individual sharks. The study says that the highest number of sharks seen per hour were in Arctic Bay and were lowest in Resolute. The other areas sampled included central Lancaster Sound, Southeast McDougall Sound and Scott Inlet.The peer-reviewed study on the Greenland shark was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. Devine and her team travelled to the Arctic region on board a fishing vessel and deployed the camera in waters as deep as 800 metres.The soundless footage shows dappled grey sharks swimming slowly past the camera, along a dark, muddy bottom. One of the sharks — identified by distinct scars and markings — tries to take a bite out of the camera stake and stares directly into the camera before venturing away.Devine said the majority of the sharks they saw had not yet reached maturity as they appeared to be smaller than adults.But, she said so little is known about the species that the findings could be an important first step in getting a handle on the population size and range. What little is known about their numbers is taken from fisheries catches, when the sharks are caught as bycatch, and historical commercial exploitation.“There’s no information out there,” she said. “The species is just so poorly understood.”The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has listed Greenland sharks as near threatened, with the caveat that nothing is known about their density.The species used to be fished for liver oil until 1960, with “annual catch estimates in the early 20th century ranging from 32,000 to 150,000 sharks in Greenland and Norway,” according to the study. The sharks are still caught for human and sled-dog consumption.– By Alison Auld in Halifax
APTN National NewsIt began with a devastating series of reports in Alberta newspapers.Nearly 150 children dead and all in provincial care.After an uproar the government vowed to take action.As APTN’s Keith Laboucan reports there are changes in the works.
Rabat – A British tourist and her children have suffered the harmful effects of black henna tattoos they got in Agadir.When Toni Feeney and her two boys got black henna tattoos, things did not go as planned. The ephemeral tattoos gave the boys severe arm burns. To warn others about the dangers of these tattoos, Toni shared several pictures of the burns on her Facebook page.“This is what black henna can do to your skin! We let our children have them on holiday not thinking for a second it would be dangerous,” wrote the mother. She went on, “The hospital have said that the chemicals/dyes in black henna are too strong.” Feen said her children now have chemical burns and are on antibiotics and antihistamines “in the hope that they don’t get infection or get poorly. If you are offered it say NO”Speaking after the incident with British outlet The Sun, the mom of two said: “I’m gutted! Wouldn’t have gone near it if I’d have known. I just presumed it was harmless. Feel so bad, didn’t even know black henna was dangerous. There were loads of people offering it too. It makes me so mad how many people are doing it over there. The docs have said not to put anything on them, once it’s started to heal I’ll try something, maybe bio oil.”Many cases of serious allergic reactions have been reported following black henna tattoos. The allergy usually results in eczema-type reactions occurring within 48 to 72 hours, or even as late as 7 to 15 days after tattooing. Henna can cause inflammatory reactions and leave permanent scars. The reaction can permanently mark the skin with scars or pigmentation disorders.The reactions are mainly due to paraphenylenediamine or phenylenediamine (PPD), an illicit substance added to natural brown henna to obtain a black tattoo.
NEW YORK — Many employers in New York City could no longer require job applicants to be tested for marijuana use under legislation approved this week.The New York Times says the City Council bill, which would take effect a year after it’s signed into law, has the support of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.It’s the latest in a series of steps that city officials have taken to ease cannabis restrictions as state lawmakers’ efforts to legalize marijuana have stalled.The law would not affect the testing of pilots, truck drivers, law enforcers, construction workers, and workers who supervise children or medical patients.___Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.comThe Associated Press
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In a bid to open up the #MeToo movement to the Greek Australian community, the Food For Thought Network (FFTN) is hosting an event next month to start the dialogue in a safe environment.Recognising the significance of the movement in the fight against harassment in the workplace and beyond, founder Varvara Ioannou and her team have put together an impressive panel of speakers to discuss sexual harassment, raise awareness and share experiences.Taking place on Wednesday 2 May, opening the FFTN’s #MeToo seminar will be Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Natalie Hutchins.“We must break the silence and speak up as there is no room for sexual harassment in the workplace,” said Ms Ioannou, who is a former HR manager.“One in four women experience sexual harassment in the workplace; this is unacceptable.”While there can be huge negative impacts on the victim’s physical and emotional health, Ms Ioannou says that there are costly consequences for all parties involved.Sexual harassment can harm an organisation’s reputation, in addition to facing financial costs, legal liability, decreased productivity, employee turnover, increased sick leave, and an overall negative atmosphere.Taking part in the seminar are head of social policy at Maurice Blackburn, Jennifer Kanis; Jen Hargrave who presented at the Royal Commission for Domestic Violence and heads policy with Women with Disabilities Victoria; and Professor Hannah Pieterman who looks at the workings of gender in the workplace, and what helps and hinders processes.“We are very fortunate to have been able to secure three outstanding speakers who will discuss the rights and responsibilities of victims, perpetrators, managers and organisations,” said Helen Tachos, Deputy Chair of FFTN and convener of the event.There will also be a special guest speaker who will share her experiences as a whistle-blower against her harasser.The #MeToo seminar will take place on Wednesday 2 May at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) from 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Attendance is $50 (refreshments included). To book, visit trybooking.com/UNNF. Bookings close on Wednesday 25 April. For more, visit fftn.org.au
Stay on target Heading back to college after a long, hot summer is a great opportunity to kindle a new romance, and modern technology has made hooking up easier than it’s ever been. Your cellular phone can connect you with potential dating partners across a number of different vectors, and before you check in to the dorm, you should load them up and start swiping. Here’s Geek’s rundown on the essential back to school dating apps.TinderThere’s no way to talk about dating apps without starting with Tinder. The iconic “swipe left or right” interaction has reshaped the way we meet people, reducing every potential pairing to a yes or no choice. The app draws from your extended Facebook network to present people you at least have a tenuous link to. If you swipe right on someone and they swipe right on you, you’re allowed to chat each other up and potentially deepen the relationship. Everybody you know is on this, so you probably should be too.HappnThe surveillance state created by our phones constantly pinging GPS location back can be a little scary, but the creators of Happn wanted to make something good out of it. Unlike other dating apps that use virtual social networks to populate your matches, Happn shows you people you were actually in physical proximity to over the course of the last day. Once you both mutual match, things proceed according to the standard formula.BumbleCreated by former Tinder staff, Bumble takes a gender-progressive approach to dating. Only women can initiate conversations on the app, meaning that dudes have to make a very good first impression. If you don’t respond to a message in 24 hours, it’s automatically deleted. The company also was the first to require photo verification – you have to snap a shot in a specific pose to prove that you’re the same person on your profile, cutting down on scammers and creeps.SpreeAll of these apps are designed for today’s short attention span world, but sometimes you can’t get a sense for somebody’s dateability without talking to them. Spree handles that – when you connect with someone, you have a 90-second video chat window to close the deal before it deletes your connection. If both parties are into it after a minute and a half of conversation, dating can proceed. It’s stressful, sure, but also tests your macking might in a new and different way.DownIf you’re just looking for a straight hook-up without all of the emotional commitment, Down might be the app for you. One of a long line of casual canoodling networks, Down was originally known as “Bang With Friends” until somebody realized that might not be so great for attracting VC investment. The app uses the same general approach as Tinder with your extended Facebook network, but lets you choose either “Get Date” or “Get Down” with potential matches to differentiate between soulmates and late night rendezvous.HingeWhile so many of these apps are essentially designed like games, encouraging a constant stream of swiping through profiles, Hinge is a little different. The company wants to encourage existing matches and connections, allowing you to learn more about the people you’re interested in. It also penalizes obsessive swipers, making their profiles get shown less. If you’re tired of the superficiality, Hinge is a great alternative.FriendsyA dating app that’s specifically designed for college students, Friendsy requires users to have an .edu email address to register for the service. It works primarily along the Tinder model, with swiping in either direction to match up, but it adds a bunch of features to let you filter potential partners by class year and even major. In addition, you can offer hints to prospective matches and even give anonymous compliments to hotties.Coffee Meets BagelOne of the most troubling elements of these dating apps is the amount of time they can suck out of your life – Tinder reports that the average user spends over an hour each and every day swiping left or right. Coffee Meets Bagel is a low-stress variant on the concept that sends you a single match every day at noon, drawn from your extended Facebook network. Just one potential date a day is a lot less to worry about.DateMySchoolAnother app that screens out any applicants without a .edu email address, Date My School is designed to hook up current students as well as alumni. It offers some pretty clever features, such as the ability to make your profile invisible to certain departments and individuals in case you’re worried about your faculty advisor accidentally matching with you.PureCollege is a great place to get your sexual ya-yas out, and if you’re just looking for a hook-up, the hot new app is called Pure. It’s one of the most minimalist apps on this list, letting users upload only a single selfie to their profile. If you’re worried about data security, Pure is the app for you – all matches and conversations are deleted from your phone after an hour of inactivity, leaving no trace in case your hookups start to overlap. You’ve got 60 minutes to find a booty call near you, and users report having pretty significant success.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services
After several months of scarce magazine M&A action—no doubt a result of the down economy—there has been a small flurry of deals over the last week or so. The latest include PennWell Corporation’s acquisition of b-to-b publisher HCI Publications, and Texas-based private equity group Austin Ventures’ purchase of Asset International, a retirement and international securities services industries publisher.As part of the PennWell acquisition, HCI Publications owners Leslie Eden and Carl Vansant will serve as consultants to PennWell. Serving the hydroelectric industry, Kansas City, Missouri-based HCI publishes Hydro Review and HRW magazines and produces the HydroVision and Waterpower conferences, as well as several other magazines, events and Web sites. PennWell will move HCI to Tulsa, Oklahoma where it will be led by Richard Baker, vice president and publisher of PennWell’s North American Global Energy Group. It was not immediately clear if any layoffs were associated with the acquisition. Seven editorial and advertising staffers agreed to make the move to Oklahoma, PenWell said.HCI was represented in the deal by advisory firm Whitestone Communications. Financial terms were not disclosed.In another deal, Austin Ventures—the private equity firm that this summer nearly purchased Entrepreneur Media—said it agreed to acquire Stamford, Connecticut-based global financial information publisher Asset International. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In conjunction with the announcement, Austin Ventures named Jim Casella, who formerly served as vice chairman of Reed Business Information, as CEO. Before that, he served as CEO of RBI U.S. (Cahners). Casella worked with the private equity firm in what it called a “CEO-in-residence” capacity during negotiations.Asset International publishes financial sector publications, including its flagship PlanSponsor magazine, which has a circulation of 35,000. It also produces the Daily NewsDash and AdvisorDash newsletters.No layoffs were associated with the acquisition, Austin Ventures said.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals April 27, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 2 min read If you knew a person that could scale a wall carrying an elephant or drag a blue whale with ease, they would be a real-life superhero, right? Well, some mechanical engineers at Stanford University have made tiny robots that have some Incredible Hulk-style strength of their own.The robots are called µTug or MicroTugs, and the miniature innovations can pull off some impressive feats. For example, a 9-gram robot climbing up glass can carry 100 times its own weight, and a 12-gram robot can sustain something 2,000 times its own weight.Related: These Giant Robotic Ants Could One Day Replace Factory WorkersThat blue whale analogy is pretty apt given the natural world inspiration behind the robot’s movements. Ants and geckos can climb as well as lift and drag things much bigger than them thanks to adhesives on their feet.The adorable robots were designed with flexible rubber spikes with a strong grip at the bottom of their “feet,” and they also move the way that an inch worm does, with one part of the “body” exerting effort while the other stays still to conserve energy.Related: The World Is Embracing Robots But America Keeps Them at Arms LengthWhile the tiny tech is currently relegated to the lab (and the big screen this summer, sort of), the engineers are also looking ahead to how it could be applied on a larger scale, like on a building site, or in an emergency situation to help save the day.
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Related Content Feature | March 25, 2015 Sweeping Prostate Cancer Review Upends Widely Held View on Radiation Studies find no difference in side effects immediately after prostatectomy versus waiting The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications March 25, 2015 — Two new studies from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have cast doubt on the wisdom of delaying radiation treatment for prostate cancer as long as possible after the removal of the prostate. The pervading belief is that doing so helps prevent unwanted side effects.“The common teaching has been, without clear evidence, that urinary incontinence and erectile function are worse when radiation is delivered earlier rather than later, but we didn’t see any protective effect of delayed radiation compared to earlier radiation,” said radiation oncologist Timothy N. Showalter, M.D., of the UVA Cancer Center. “It contradicts the clinical principle of delaying radiation as long as possible for the sake of the patient’s side effects. It really speaks against that, and that ought not to be used for a reason to delay radiation.”The findings inject hard facts into a debate that has long divided the medical community, with many radiation oncologists preferring adjuvant therapy – radiation given soon after prostate removal to kill off any remaining cancer cells – and many urologists preferring salvage therapy – radiation given later, when prostate-specific antigen tests suggest it’s needed. “Urologists tend to prefer to forgo adjuvant radiation therapy, because they fear the side effects, and radiation oncologists tend to prefer offering adjuvant radiation therapy because they fear the risk of metastasis,” Showalter said.Showalter conducted his two studies to address the lack of facts, in hopes of providing doctors with the information they need to determine the best course of treatment.“There’s this commonly held belief that the longer you delay radiation therapy, the more opportunity a patient has for recovery from prostatectomy, and therefore the better long-term function in terms of urinary and bowel function – the longer you delay it, the better they’ll function,” he said. “A lot of clinicians believe that if you wait six months, 12 months, 18 months, that each additional step gets you some benefit in terms of toxicity. That didn’t make sense to me from a medical perspective, because I can’t think of any other surgery where we think recovery requires a year or more. We often, for other cancers, deliver post-operative radiation very soon.”The findings, based on a review of approximately 16,000 patients’ outcomes, shed light on the side effects of radiation treatment after prostate removal. “What we found is that the addition of radiation therapy after prostatectomy does lead to a noticeable increase in GI [gastrointestinal] and GU [genitourinary] side effects. However, delaying radiation therapy offers no protective benefit and in fact may increase the risk of GI complications,” Showalter said. The research also found adjuvant therapy did not increase rates of erectile dysfunction.The takeaway for men receiving prostate cancer treatment, Showalter said, is that they should discuss the best strategy with their physicians based on their particular case. “If someone’s at generally low risk of prostate cancer reoccurrence and they have low-grade disease, it’s probably still reasonable to take a delayed salvage radiation therapy approach,” Showalter said. “Once there’s a real, compelling reason to deliver radiation, there doesn’t seem to be a benefit to delaying their radiation in terms of avoiding complications. And we know from other studies, the earlier radiation is delivered, the more effective it is for these patients. The more likely it is to cure them.”For more information: www.medicine.virginia.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
After 11 days of bullfights, carnival rides, and junk food, Las Fiestas de Zapote finally drew to a close on Sunday, allowing the spotlight to shine on January’s other regional festivals. No Costa Rican New Year is complete without a fistful of churros and some bone-crunching rodeo injuries, but now the barrio of Zapote will return to its normal businessy self.Along with thousands of chepeños and visitors, The Tico Times visited Zapote to catch the toros and do some people-watching. To commemorate another successful year, here are some scenes from the fiestas. ¡Olé!(And just a word of caution: This video shows at least one moment of unsettling violence – although nothing you wouldn’t see live on Teletica.) Facebook Comments Related posts:18 photos from Costa Rica’s big time city rodeo PHOTOS: Bulls, beer and injuries at Costa Rica’s annual Zapote festival Valentine’s Day, lyrical boleros, and other happenings around Costa Rica Arts festival, music festival, yoga festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Officials with the opposition Popular Democratic Party say they plan to file an appeal this week in hopes of striking down Monday’s ruling.The complaint has led the elections commission to delay issuing ballots to an estimated 17,000 bedridden voters. In the Nov. 6 elections, Puerto Ricans will choose a governor, legislators and mayors.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Comments Share 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a decision to allow bedridden voters to mail in their ballots for the first time as the U.S. territory prepares for next month’s general elections.Bedridden voters previously had to cast their votes while being monitored by two members of different political parties.The widely criticized decision comes as authorities uncover dozens of cases of pre-election fraud including dead people being added to voter registration lists. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
Consumer spending Federal Reserve Incomes Inflation Wells Fargo 2014-09-29 Tory Barringer Personal Income, Spending Pick Up Steam in August September 29, 2014 503 Views Share in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News In a hopeful sign for the year’s closing months, consumer spending saw a sizable increase in August as Americans’ income grew.The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported Monday that personal consumption expenditures increased $57.5 billion—0.5 percent—month-over-month in August. The increase in spending followed a meager revised increase of less than 0.1 percent for July.Most of the increase came from a 1.9 percent improvement in purchases of durable goods, much of which came from spending on automobiles.Spending was helped by a 0.3 percent pickup in personal income, totaling an increase of $47.3 billion.”The storyline from last month’s personal income and spending release was an increased concern of softer real consumer spending in the third quarter,” said Eugenio Aleman and Michael Brown, senior economists for Wells Fargo’s Economics Group. “Today’s release indicates that last month’s storyline may not be as accurate in light of the upward revisions to spending growth.”Another contributor in August was the modest pace of growth in personal consumption expenditures (PCE), which were up 1.5 percent year-over-year, well short of the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target for inflation. As the central bank comes closer to ending its bond-buying stimulus program and focuses on a timeline for raising short-term interest rates, soft inflation figures could mean a continued cautious stance ahead.”Given the modest inflation readings for the PCE deflator in recent months, we expect that the Fed will be slow to raise rates, deferring to June of next year,” Aleman and Brown said. “Given the strengthening domestic demand environment, it should only be a matter of time before some inflation pressures begin to build again.”
But, hey, you’ve got to get a taste of it sometime, right?“It’s just an exciting feeling,” Brown said. “(We) just have to go out and make plays. It’s either win or go home now. The game is going to be a lot harder, more physical, so I’m ready for it.”Kelly was drafted in 2004 and spent the first nine years of his career with the Oakland Raiders, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2002.“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time,” the defensive end said. “Hopefully we can take advantage of it as a team and see how far we can take it.”For postseason newbies like Brown and Kelly, there is a sense of what to expect come Saturday in North Carolina. But for someone like linebacker Larry Foote, who has appeared in 16 playoff games (including three Super Bowls), there is knowledge of what it is like to compete in a win-or-go-home setting. TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have not appeared in a postseason game since 2010, and only four players remain from the team that fell in New Orleans by a score of 45-14.However, it may be a bit of a surprise to learn that just 11 active players on the roster have played past Week 17 in their careers, combining for 66 playoff games (35 starts). From a rookie like John Brown to 11-year veteran Tommy Kelly and plenty more in between, the Cardinals are very light in postseason experience. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The free time has given Johnson the ability to commit more time to other passions, including giving back to the community and playing ping pong.With his wrist recently freed from a cast, Johnson hosted a 32-person single elimination ping pong tournament at the Bob & Renee Parson Boys and Girls Club branch of the Metro Phoenix Area. Following the completion of the event, Johnson and partners from Rockin’ Refuel made a $5,000 donation to the club.“You only have to use one hand to play ping pong so I’ve been getting ready for this event,” he said. “I was excited to come out here and have fun with the kids.”Jill Johnson, the cause marketing manager for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Metro Phoenix area, said after a successful dodgeball event with the Cardinals running back last year she knew she wanted to do something new for the kids.“Here at the Parson’s branch … they love ping pong,” she said. “When we talked about him being injured and wanting him to come, I thought, ‘Why don’t we do a ping pong tournament?’ Little did I know, he has a huge set up at home. He’s a die-hard player and so it all just kind of started from there.”Johnson said he has been miserable being away from the football field but said seeing the kids enjoying this experience has lifted his spirits. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “It makes me happy again to be down here and put some smiles on their faces,” he said. “It makes me appreciate the platform that I have, being able to come out here and just make kids excited and just have fun with them.”The tournament, which lasted five rounds, was highlighted by a grand finale match between Johnson and the champion of the Boys and Girls Club bracket, Precious Lujan.The opportunity to play with and listen to Johnson was a great opportunity, Lujan said. However, she didn’t think he was a difficult opponent.“It was awesome playing against David Johnson,” the teenager said. “He’s a professional at football but he can never beat me at ping pong.”After losing his match to Lujan, members and staff of the Boys and Girls Club gathered around the superstar to hear him speak about the importance of doing well in school and making smart choices.Jill Johnson said listening to the running back was an experience the kids will remember for the rest of their lives.“There’s something really special about those athletes when they come out and they’re really genuine,” she said. “They know where they came from, they want to give back to their community. They’re professional athletes but they don’t all turn out like some. He’s one that maintains character.” 1 Comments Share Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has had a lot of free time on his hands since suffering a season-ending wrist injury in Week One.Although doctors have not given him a return schedule, he hopes to make it back onto the field this season. The team, in recent weeks, has sounded less optimistic.“I just got the cast off Monday and starting rehab soon,” Johnson said. “I’m still a little stiff so hopefully I’ll be back to football soon.” Johnson believes it’s important for the kids to have role models of David Johnson’s stature.“With someone like David, it’s tremendously impactful,” Johnson said. “They need mentors, but it’s not just the staff or their parents.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo David Johnson members of the Parson branch of the Boys and Girl Club of Metro Phoenix (photo by: Perry Cohen | Cronkite News)
By Elias HazouTHE state’s healthcare policy was on Thursday branded “chaotic” and “a mess,” by lawmakers, prompting an angry response from the health minister.In response, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou lashed out at the MPs for using healthcare as a means to grandstand to the cameras, after they trashed plans to expand the Limassol general hospital.Ioannou said he was saddened by the remarks heard in parliament, where lawmakers described the hospital’s expansion as “chaotic.”At the House health committee, MPs went a step further, asking how the national health scheme (Gesy) could possibly materialise in less than a year’s time when hospitals continue to face severe staff and equipment shortages.The minister attributed ill intent to such “sweeping commentary, which failed to acknowledge the series of changes and reforms that were being rolled out and are aimed at restructuring the health sector.“I hope that today’s discussion [in parliament] was no more than an unfortunate circumstance.”Any concerns about healthcare, he added pointedly, could have been addressed to him personally during a parliamentary discussion scheduled for October 4, which he was due to attend.“I am ready and willing to listen to well-intentioned criticism, but I shall not tolerate disparaging approaches toward the work being done in state hospitals, nor any attempt to undermine the planned autonomy of hospitals under Gesy.”In parliament, MPs were discussing the problems plaguing the Limassol general hospital.The overflowing patient records’ room at Limassol general hospitalThese included staff shortages in the nephrology clinic and the dialysis unit.Akel MP Giorgos Georgiou said the hospital currently has 350 beds for patients, but needs around 800 beds to operate effectively.“If, as we are told, Gesy is to be rolled out on June 1, 2019, then there is no way that this hospital expansion can happen by then,” he charged.Akel’s Adamos Adamou asked how Gesy is at all feasible when, as he claimed, the majority of doctors will be opting out due to ongoing disagreements about their fees under the new regime.Chiming in, Diko’s Pavlos Mylonas said it was “a joke” that on the one hand, there are the government’s grandiose plans to effectively enlarge the Limassol hospital by one-and-a-half times, and on the other the state is unable to address patients’ day-to-day issues.Even ruling Disy piled on, with MP Efhymios Diplaros accusing the health ministry of dragging its feet.He said the ministry had budgeted some €400,000 for a study to assess the cost of expanding the hospital.Now, 10 months later, the study had yet to begin, obliging the government to re-insert the €400,000 funds into the new government budget for the year 2019.Under the government roadmap, contributions for the national health scheme will begin being collected as of March 2019.The first phase of the scheme is to be rolled out on June 1 of the same year. This concerns outpatient care provided by personal physicians, specialists, pharmacies and labs.The scheme will come into full swing as of June 1, 2020 with inpatient care.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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