At Davos, Gawande discusses US, global health issues

first_img Read Full Story Health policy expert Atul Gawande discussed topics ranging from Medicaid to maternal health at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in late January.Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of Ariadne Labs, served on several expert panels during the four-day event, which brought together more than 2,500 business, political, and academic leaders from around the globe.One panel, titled “The Trouble with U.S. Healthcare,” featured Gawande in conversation with sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. Another panel — “A New Era for Global Health” — included Gawande as well as experts in business and philanthropy, including Bill Gates of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Gawande and Gates also got together to answer questions as part of the #FacetoFace series, a collaboration between CNBC and Facebook. They talked about innovation in health care, virtual reality, and their daily routines.Watch the DAVOS Forum The Trouble with U.S. HealthcareWatch the DAVOS Forum A New Era for Global HealthWatch the Atul Gawande and Bill Gates #FacetoFace interviewlast_img read more

Kerrykeel girl undergoes successful life-saving transplant

first_imgAs 14 years old Niamh Toland from Kerrykeel underwent her life-saving bone marrow transplant in Crumlin Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, her classmates in third year at Loreto College in Milford staged a fundraiser ‘Neon for Niamh’.24 hours after the transplant Niamh’s mother, Brigid reported that the recovery period is going well and the coming days will be important in the first stage of the rehabilitation programme as the medical team monitors the situation, minute by minute.The Tirconaill Tribune reports the procedure on Tuesday morning began at 9.00am when Niamh’s 12 years old brother, Niall was brought to theatre to allow the surgeons to extract one litre of bone marrow along with the stem cells. As Niall remained under anaesthetic, Niamh was already in theatre awaiting the transplant. All went well and with her family and friends urging her to get well, Niamh and indeed Niall have been in everyone’s prayers and thoughts in Kerrykeel throughout the weekend as the deadline approached.Niamh had been admitted to the hospital last Sunday week to undergo five days of chemotherapy and experienced trauma over the weekend. But the planned procedure was completed successfully with Niamh under intense observations in case of any adverse reaction.This has been a very tough time for the Toland and McGinley families and they’ve been highly appreciative of the support of the local community.Niall is big into football and on Tuesday night his biggest concern was that he will have recovered enough to play for the Mulroy Academy at the weekend. So far he has played 25 games for them and has scored 29 goals… but he is real hero having donated his life-saving bone marrow to save his sister’s life on Tuesday.Fundraising events As Niamh recovers from her transplant she faces a lengthy period of recovery and return visits to Crumlin Hospital for another year.  She will remain in hospital for up to eight weeks. After being discharged, she will have to return to  Crumlin twice weekly for the following ten weeks and this will continue for  a year on a reduced basis.A fundraiser acccount towards Niamh’s rehabilitation is to be opened in the Swilly Mulroy Office at the Bridge in Kerrykeel and a committee will be set up trustees on Monday night.A number of fundraisers have been organised locally. Her third year class of students at Loreto Convent, Milford had a sponsored ‘Neon for Niamh’ on Tuesday and on Friday week (October 11th) in Ripple’s Restaurant in Kerrykeel there is a supper night at eight o’clock and your support will be very much appreciated. Please come early and while there is no door charge, donations are welcomed. Your donation will see you included in a spot prize draw. The music is by Shane McLaughlin and the House Band and it will be a great way of supporting the fundraising.John Og Friel is organising a 25 card drive in the Mulroy Woods Hotel on Friday night, October 25th at 8.00pm and you are asked to contact John Friel for details on 086 3838795.On Saturday October 26th there is a vintage tractor run in aid of Niamh’s fund. This event is in the Church Grounds in Kerrykeel with registration at 11.00am.The man to contact for details is John Ward on 087 7771655. Please support all these events and keep contributing to the gofundme. Niamh Toland  Rehabilitation Fund page to help reach the target figure of €20,000.Kerrykeel girl undergoes successful life-saving transplant was last modified: October 3rd, 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)Tags:donegalKERRYKEELNimah Tolandtransplantlast_img read more

Sponsored: Klay Thompson’s memorable, record-setting year with the Warriors

first_imgWarriors star Klay Thompson turns 29 today. We’re proud to have him return as our brand ambassador this year with a special offer and free Warriors championship book for new subscribers! To return the love, we thought we’d look back at some of our favorite moments from his past year.When he paid little attention to Lakers fans chanting “We want Thompson”As Thompson stepped to the free throw-line, Lakers fans began a loud chant from the upper deck of Oracle Arena on Saturday. “We want …last_img

Parreira’s 2010 mission possible

first_img22 February 2007South Africa is pulling out all the stops to ensure that it succeeds in 2010 – both as hosts of the Football World Cup and as one of the participants.The country has turned to one of the world’s most respected coaches, Carlos Alberto Parreira, to revive a national team that has disappointed since they were crowned African champions just over a decade ago.Shortly before taking up his post as coach of Bafana Bafana, Parreira told that South African soccer had “all gone downhill over the last seven or eight years … It’s high time the tide turned again.”This, he said, would involve “planning, organising and team building.”ObjectivesThe 63-year-old Brazilian – he turns 64 on 27 February – has set out a number of objectives for his tenure as South Africa’s coach, the first of which is to qualify for the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana.The way he plans to do that is slowly, with Bafana Bafana incorporating a style that caters to the strength of the players.To do this, says Parreira, he needs to learn about the tradition, the style and the culture of South African football. A formation that suits the players needs to be employed, and then a blending of his ideas with those of the players needs to take place.Two ideas he has already communicated about the national team are, firstly, that he views ball possession as one of the side’s strengths and aims to employ that in their play.Scoring goalsSecondly, he says, while the team is technically sound, goal scoring is an area of concern, with Bafana Bafana having been less than impressive in front of goal in recent times.With that in mind, Parreira may be hoping that Benni McCarthy will reverse his decision to retire from international football.The Blackburn Rovers’ striker has been in impressive form in the English Premier League and previously, with Porto, he showed himself to be a top class performer on the international stage, helping the Portuguese club win both the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Cup.Of course, the big prize on the horizon is the 2010 World Cup which South Africa, as hosts of the tournament, will be contesting. Parreira’s aim is to get the team through to the second round of the competition because, from there, anything is possible.On the way to achieving this, Parreira wants Bafana to win the African Cup of Nations in Angola in 2010, as this would give the team momentum going into the World Cup – and push home interest in the event to a peak.Glory daysMany South African football fans recall the heady days of 1996, when an inspired Bafana Bafana team won the African Nations Cup on home soil. That was big – but very small compared to the World Cup.Parreira knows well that the South African public and SA Football Association (Safa) are tough taskmasters; they want results and they want them quickly.While Safa has denied this, the national body’s record is littered with coaches whose contracts ended before their time.However, with R1.8-million a month invested in Parreira, he will surely be afforded a better opportunity than those who went before him to mould the national side into winners.Lack of structuresSpeaking to, Parreira lamented the lack of under-16, under-18 and under-20 leagues in the country, pointing out that players who are 19 in 2007 would be 23 years of age in 2010, which would be ideal for the World Cup.However, one of his suggestions has been acted upon by Safa, with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) recently announcing the establishment of a reserve league involving eight Gauteng-based teams, namely Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows, BidVest Wits, Jomo Cosmos, SuperSport United, and Benoni United.Parreira, though, wants more, believing that a strong administration is crucial to South Africa’s success on the soccer fields of the world. Administration is certainly an area of South African football that has had to endure more than its fair share of criticism in years past.‘My office is the football field’While Parreira wants a first-class administration in place, he views his role as being one away from the office. “My office is the football field,” he says.The well-travelled Parreira got his first break into coaching in Africa when he took charge of Ghana in 1967, leading them to the African Cup of Nations final the following year.Since that time he has led Brazil, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia at the World Cup, including coaching Brazil to its first World Cup title in 24 years when the South American giants won the title in the US in 1994.A home team at the World CupSouth Africa will be the fifth team he leads at world football’s showpiece event. However, it will be the first time he is in charge of a team playing in the World Cup on home soil.Though himself an artist of some ability – he hosted exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 and in Sao Paulo in 2002 – Parreira has indicated that his coaching is geared towards winning, with style being a less important factor. “We will be judged by the results, not the work,” he said.Going into the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Parreira famously said: “History remembers champions, not good football.”South African fans would welcome a bit of either. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Live Blog: Google Shows Off Honeycomb, Updates Android Market

first_img10:20 a.m.: Now we’re going to talk multimedia capabilities.Camera allows control of flash and various image settings. Can flip to front- or back-facing cameras. Honeycomb supports video chat using the front-facing camera. “We’ve spent a lot of time building image stabilization to save bandwidth” for video chat over cell networks. 10:47 a.m.: Disney: we’re bringing three key apps to Android platform. Radio Disney, Jelly Car (the “original physics game”) and Tap Tap Revenge (“our most successful franchise”).Tap Tap Revenge has been downloaded more than 50 million times with more than 25 million songs sold. 10:23 a.m.: Showing off full-screen video chat technology that’s “part of Honeycomb.”“Of course, there’s probably no one in the world that knows how much video changes the world than CNN.”Introducing Louis Gump, VP of mobile at CNN.We’ll be launching an Android app, he says. “It’s no secret that tablets are becoming a force in the marketplace. CNN has decided that mobile is a core strategy. We want to be there for Android users around the world.”10:27 a.m.: Mobile “CNN iReport” on the tablet allows users to snap pictures and post directly to the Web. “It extends the invitation to everyone to be part of the news.” Last week, the Google Android team sent out an invite promising an “in-depth look at Honeycomb, Android ecosystem news and hands-on demos,” so here we are at the Googleplex in Mountain View and we’re ready for these hands-on demos. In the mean time, we’ll be live blogging the announcement and bringing you the latest in mobile and tablet OS news from the big G.Last night, we predicted that today’s event could unveil the long-awaited Google Music, an Android Market redesign or an official announcement that Google would be forking the Android OS. Today, there’s no more time for speculation. Here’s what Google has to say, live.The event has ended, but read on for a recap.The big news today at Google is a long-awaited update to the Android Market, in-app purchases, and developer tools.9:58 a.m.: Everyone has taken their seats and we’re told the event will start in five minutes. Stay tuned! 10:02 a.m.:And we’re live.We’re going to get a demo of the Motorola Xoom tablet running Honeycomb (the tablet-only release of the Android OS) and then Chris Hugo will talk about new features on Android Market.“We consider ourselves the shepherd…” of Android. “With open source, you don’t really know what people are going to do with it. The innovation doesn’t happen in this building, it happens all around us.”Xoom demo will show how the cloud ties everything together.10:05 a.m.: Creating a platform that allows developers to iterate as quickly as possible has been Google’s goal.Three buttons – back button, home button and multi-tasking button – show previews of all background tasks.Showing off “stack widget” with multi-touch. 10:08 a.m.: “We’ve spent a lot of effort to make sure existing Android applications work on the tablet.” Showing backwards compatibility of Android applications by playing Fruit Ninja, an app that was developed “before Honeycomb even existed.”Google wants to encourage developers to build for tablets, however.Offers “application fragments,” which allow developers to re-use functionality in apps and between phone and tablet.10:13 a.m.:Honeycomb Performance“We’ve spent a lot of time on performance.”Developers can take advantage of hardware-accelerated graphics with “one line of code.” 10:31 a.m.: “The platform is just one half of the story. The other half of the story is how to get these applications into the hands of users.”Here comes the Android Market update.“The changes we’re making are for both users and developers,” including ways to monetize and promote applications for developers.10:33 a.m.: Announcing the Android Market Web Store.“Up until now, the way you would browse and install applications is using the market on your phone.”Users can purchase and install directly to their devices from the Web. Showing categories that allow users to browse through apps (more than the top featured, paid, etc).Clicking on an app brings a user to an application details page that offers overview, user reviews,”what’s new” and permissions, including current version, Android OS requirements, update date, full description and screen shots. 10:37 a.m.: Showing how you can purchase apps on the Web. Click “purchase” and when it completes, users gets a notification on their phone that the application is being downloaded.“There’s no wires, there’s no synching with computers, none of that sort of nonsense.”New Market allows people to easily share apps with links to app descriptions, rather than relying on QR codes to find an app. 10:40 a.m.: Links to Android market act differently for different devices. On a computer it takes you to the Web Market. On a phone, if you click on a link from Android Market, “it understands that this is a link to an application on Android Market, so it takes me to the Android Market client on my phone.”Now it sounds like we’re going to talk about app discovery, something Android Market has been sorely lacking.Users are able to search the market and filter results by price, device compatibility and by popularity or relevance. Tags:#Google#web Related Posts 10:43 a.m.: Android Market website is live right now at sellers can now set specific pricing or different currencies.10:45 a.m.: Final thing? “Something that’s very exciting to us at Android Market.”“Support for in-app purchases is coming. Developers will be able to sell a variety of virtual goods directly within their applications.” This could be in-game currency, features or other in-app purchases.Disney is here to show off in-app purchasing SDK.center_img 10:51 a.m.: Showing off in-app purchasing by buying a song in Tap Tap Revenge.“We got the latest code for in-app billing five days ago.” (The point being that it took less than a week to integrate in-app billing.)10:53 a.m.:That’s all folks. A general preview of Honeycomb and a much-needed update to the Android Market. We’ll have a more in-depth look at the Android Market soon on ReadWriteWeb, so stay tuned. mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 10:17 a.m.: Thomas Williamson CEO of War Drum Studios takes the stage to show off 3D graphics on Honeycomb.10:18 a.m.: Up to two people can play the same game connecting using Wi-Fi. Interactive environments, 3D graphics, etc. “The high performance Honeycomb provides allows us to do that.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Tripura tribal party initiates to unite regional parties on NRC

first_imgIndigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura has taken initiative to unite regional parties to voice demand for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in entire northeastern region. Upbeat over conclusion of the exercise in Assam, the Party began voicing demand for the same in Tripura.INPT General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma said they will hold a ‘huge’ rally at Khumulwng, headquarters of Tripura tribal autonomous district council, on September 24 to press two major demands – implementation of the NRC and withdrawal of proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill.Mr. Debbarma on Monday informed his Party has been in touch with the regional parties in other States with an intention to create a confederation “to consolidate movement to achieve the demands”. Top leaders of mainstream regional parties have been invited to the rally.INPT’s ploys however seen as efforts to revive its base in tribal areas ahead of elections to the tribal autonomous district council due in early next year. INPT has been a traditional ally of the Congress and the alliance expected to continue in council’s election.Regional parties always have a tendency to cultivate sensitive issues that concern State’s indigenous population which reduced to minority over the decades owing to migration and infiltration of non-tribals from across the international border.There is however a difference between regional parties in other northeastern States and Tripura as parties like INPT and others accept cut-off year 1971 for detection and deportation of foreigners. In other States, demand is for 1952 as cut-off year.INPT also moved the Supreme Court seeking an order for imposition of NRC in Tripura. A few other regional parties have followed the suit.last_img read more

a month agoEx-Real Madrid president Calderon: I’m outraged Ronaldo was sold

first_imgEx-Real Madrid president Calderon: I’m outraged Ronaldo was soldby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has again hit out at the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus over a year ago – and Calderon says the club is yet to recover.He told AS: “He should never have left, it’s amazing that he was let go. “It’s impossible to do without such a player. 60 goals per season … no player can bring you such a guarantee. He is irreplaceable, just like (Lionel) Messi. “I am outraged that this may have happened, while (president) Florentino (Perez) keeps saying that Cristiano’s signature was the best of his mandate.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

6 days agoJohnson impressed by Chelsea youngsters

first_imgJohnson impressed by Chelsea youngstersby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson is impressed by the club’s youngsters.Johnson singled out one of the Blues’ young players for acclaim, and thinks it would not be a surprise to see them playing Champions League football next season.”Tammy Abraham has impressed me the most because the Premier League is a totally different beast to the Championship,” he told Betdaq. “To score the amount of goals he has so far shows he’s handled the change very well.”I hope Chelsea can fight for a top four place.”If they can get anywhere near then it’s an absolutely fantastic season for them. With Manchester City and Tottenham not firing on all cylinders I think they have got a real chance.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ontario law firms allegedly sat on documents supporting residential school clients abuse

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsTwo Ontario law firms allegedly failed to produce documents in their possession that could have helped their Indian residential school survivor clients during compensation hearings for abuse suffered at a notorious institution known for using an electric chair on students, according to a document filed with an Ontario court.The two firms—Nelligan O’Brien Payne and Wallbridge, Wallbridge—are named in a request for directions filed with the Superior Court of Ontario as part of ongoing litigation related to the handling of St. Anne’s Indian residential school abuse claims by the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).The IAP was created by the multi-billion dollar Indian residential school settlement agreement to set compensation payouts for abuse claims.A hearing on the case is scheduled for Friday in Toronto.The request for directions, filed by St. Anne’s residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin and another survivor known as K-10106, seeks to have the court investigate whether the non-disclosure of documents constituted a breach of the settlement agreement. The court action also seeks to compel Ottawa to disclose remaining documents related to previous St. Anne’s related litigation and settle several other matters related to the IAP and the handing of hundreds of abuse claims by survivors of the institution.Lawyers representing Nelligan O’Brien Payne and Wallbridge, Wallbridge denied the allegations.“The firm denies the allegations,” said Peter Wardle, partner with Toronto firm Wardle Daley Bernstein Beiber LLP, which is representing Nelligan O’Brien Payne. “But would prefer not to comment further while the matter is before the court.”Wardle said he would be representing the firm during Friday’s hearing in Toronto. In a court filing submitted earlier this month, Nelligan O’Brien Payne argued the allegations against the firm did not constitute a breach of the settlement agreement and did not meet threshold for the court’s intervention.“The allegations against the Wallbridge firm are ridiculous,” said Geoff Adair of Toronto firm Adair Barristers, who is representing Wallbridge, Wallbridge. “No further comment.”St. Anne’s Indian residential school is one of the country’s most infamous residential schools where staff tortured students in an electric chair. St. Anne’s originated as a Roman Catholic mission affiliated with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Grey Nuns of the Cross. It began to receive federal funding in 1906 and sat near the junction of the Albany and Yellow rivers along Ontario’s James Bay coast. It closed in 1976.Troubling reports about the treatment of students at the school surfaced throughout the institution’s existence, including in a 1968 letter to Jean Chrétien, who was Indian Affairs minister at the time.The school was also the subject of an Ontario Provincial Police investigation in the 1990s that led to charges and several convictions against former school staff.The records from the OPP investigation were produced and filed before the Ontario Superior Court during a 2003 case launched by St. Anne’s residential school survivors against Catholic Church entities and Ottawa. The lawsuit named 180 alleged perpetrators.The case was heard in Cochrane, Ont. Wallbridge, Wallbridge represented 154 St. Anne’s survivors and Nelligan O’Brien Payne represented the Diocese of Moosonee, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa, according to court records.Years later, Nelligan O’Brien Payne and Wallbridge, Wallbridge represented St. Anne’s residential school survivors during IAP hearings for compensation, according to the request for direction document filed as part of the ongoing litigation. During those IAP hearings, Ottawa provided evidence claiming there was no documented proof of sexual abuse at St. Anne’s, according to the request for directions.In fact, Ottawa did have the OPP records along with transcripts and records from the Cochrane, Ont., civil proceedings which substantiated claims of abuse. These same records would have been available to Wallbridge, Wallbridge and Nelligan O’Brien Payne, according to the request for directions.The Ontario Superior Court ordered Ottawa in January 2014 to produce the OPP evidence in its files, along with transcripts of the civil proceedings, pleadings and public documents from the civil action. Ottawa has still not turned over civil proceeding transcripts.Several St. Anne’s residential school survivors filed evidence as part of the ongoing litigation. Five allege Wallbridge, Wallbridge and Nelligan O’Brien Payne failed to inform them of the existence of the same documents before their respective IAP hearings.The survivors are identified in the court records by ID numbers.Claimant K-10106 alleges her claim was denied because the IAP adjudicator was “given the false…narrative about St. Anne’s that stated there was no documentation about sexual abuse at St. Anne’s.” The claimant, who was represented by Nelligan O’Brien Payne, claims they did not know the law firm acted for Catholic Church entities in previous residential school related litigation.“Nelligan O’Brien Payne never sought direction from the court to require federal officials to file the proper disclosure for her IAP hearing and/or review and/or failed to directly file that evidence to support her IAP hearing and review,” said the request for directions.Claimant H-15019, who was represented by Wallbridge, Wallbridge and also saw their abuse claim rejected in the IAP process, alleged they faced a “potential miscarriage of justice arising out of the failure by federal officials, the Church entities and his former legal counsel and/or Wallbridge, Wallbridge to produce the revised and augmented disclosure for St. Anne’s for his IAP hearing and review.”Claimant H-00199, who was represented by Nelligan O’Brien Payne, claimed they were never informed the firm acted for Catholic entities in previous litigation and that “this was a conflict of interest and he would not have retained that firm to represent him.” The claimant also stated “he was never informed of the documents containing similar fact evidence of sexual and physical abuse at St. Anne’s IRS that had been in the possession of Nelligan O’Brien Payne prior to the signing of the (Indian residential school settlement agreement).”Claimant S-11733 stated they filed a complaint against Wallbridge, Wallbridge with the Law Society of Upper Canada.“Federal officials failed to file proper disclosure for her IAP hearing and Wallbridge, Wallbridge did not file a request for direction from the court to compel federal officials to file the proper disclosure for her IAP hearing and/or failed to directly file that evidence to support her IAP claim,” said the request for directions.Claimant E-10044, who was represented by Nelligan O’Brien Payne, stated they were never told the firm represented Catholic Church entities in previous residential school litigation. The claimant stated they would not have hired the firm if they had been provided that information.“He was never told that Nelligan O’Brien Payne had documentation about all the abuses at St. Anne’s,” said the request for direction.A request for directions is a limited legal civil procedure aimed at asking the court for [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more