Area Volleyball Regional Scores

first_imgArea Volleyball Regional ScoresSaturday (10-21)Class 2A @ Mitchell.Christian Academy defeated North Decatur in three sets.The Lady Warriors won The Regionals.Class 1A @ Morristown.Hauser defeated Indy Lutheran in five sets.The Lady Jets defeated Indy Tindley in three sets to win The Regionals and will battle Barr-Reeve at The Semi-States.Class 3A @ Corydon Central.Silver Creek defeated Madison in four sets.The Lady Dragons won The Regionals.2017 Class 1A Volleyball Regionals2017 Class 2A Volleyball Regionals2017 Class 3A Volleyball Regionals2017 Class 4A Volleyball Regionalslast_img

Frustration creeping in on doctors, other staff

first_imgDeteriorating Diamond Diagnostic CentreHealthcare facilities across the country continue to deteriorate and many are of the view that those in authority seem unconcerned about the impact this will have on providing quality services to citizens, especially those who are not financially able to procure private medical services.President David Granger and his team in the main operating theatre of the facility on December 28, 2015This is precisely the situation at the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, popularly known as the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, for well over two years – a situation which many described as “getting from bad to worse”.Many healthcare providers attached to the facility have complained about the unsuitable conditions under which they are expected to provide quality healthcare to citizens along the East Bank corridor.The facility, according to Doctors and other medical personnel based there, is in a deplorable state with many departments having non-functional equipment.A source said that patients have to be told daily to purchase their own medication since the facility is without any, while certain basic tests cannot be done, owing to a lack of basic medical supplies, including latex gloves.Further, the X-Ray and Ultrasound Departments are non-functional.“My issue is my colleagues and I turn up every day to work and many times the materials needed to do the work are not there,” one Doctor complained, “How is it a diagnostic centre if the tools needed to diagnose are not there?”When asked what has been management’s response to the concerns of the staff, one employee remarked, “They are always working on it”.The medical personnel said while the authorities were doing very little to rectify the situation, when things go wrong, doctors and nurses were the first to be blamed.“When things go wrong, the first persons to be blamed and place in front the heat are the healthcare providers,” a seemingly frustrated Doctor remarked.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton could not be reached for a comment as his mobile phone was “turned off”.The facility, which opened its doors to serve the public on October 12, 2007, treated over 75,000 patients in its first year of operation, but by 2011 complaints began trickling in about the poor service being offered, causing many persons to opt for the Georgetown Public Hospital, where, despite having to wait for many hours, the quality of service was better. The institution has never recovered, but instead, the situation worsened, as there was evidence of declining physical infrastructure, shortage of medication and non-functioning equipment.When questioned about the declining state at the facility, then Health Minister , Dr Bheri Ramsarran had placed the blame on the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Administration, which he said was responsible for maintenance of the facility.In July 2015, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, after a visit to the facility, proposed a total overhaul.After meeting with senior staff of the facility and listening to their complaints, Dr Cummings had concluded that that was the only possible solution to the woes experienced at the medical institution, since its capacity was limited while it was required to serve a large catchment area.Then, in December 2015, President David Granger, accompanied by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister Norton, embarked on a ”fact finding” mission at the facility, as well as the Leonora Cottage Hospital.During the visit to Diamond, the President promised to “develop the capacity” of that facility, along with that of the Leonora Hospital, while Minister Norton had promised to address the challenges.However, to date, these challenges have not been addressed, even as more challenges have surfaced.As it relates to the shortage of medical supplies and medication, similar situations exist across the country, where most hospitals and health centres are without basic medication, like aspirin and Panadol.The decision to have each regional administration procure its own drugs and medical supplies was seen as the major reason behind the national drug shortage.At the end of December 2015, some $600 million allocated to the regions to purchase drugs and medical supplies were returned to the treasury after the regions were unable to procure these supplies.last_img read more

Etihad Airways revolutionary First Class Residence

first_imgEtihad Airways raised the premium travel bar in spectacular fashion when it unveiled its new “The Residence”, First Class apartment, First Class suite and Business Class studio yesterday. These revolutionary new products will debut on the airlines A380 and 787 aircraft with the exception of “The Residence” that will only be available on the A380.The Residence is a first for air travel and features a living room, separate double bedroom and ensuite shower room. Guests in The Residence will also have a personal Butler and a dedicated VIP Travel Concierge team who will ensure every detail of their travel experience, including ground transport, cuisine and amenities are tailored to their requirements.   See inside ‘The Residence’The A380 will also feature the revolutionary First Apartments, which are fully private suites with a separate reclining lounge seat and full-length bed, as well as a chilled mini-bar, personal vanity unit and wardrobe. A fully equipped shower room is available on the A380 for exclusive use by First Class guests.  See inside the First Class ApartmentsOn the B787, Etihad Airways has designed an enhanced First Suite adding new features including a chilled mini-bar and 24 inch TV monitor. On the centre seats, the armrests retract and the suites can be joined to create a ‘double’ bed. Each completely private First Suite has a large seat and ottoman which converts into an 80.5 inch long full-flat bedOn both the A380 and the B787, Etihad Airways will launch its new Business Studios which provide 20 per cent more personal space than the airline’s current business class seat.Configured in a 1-2-1 arrangement, the Business Studios all have aisle access and the seat converts into a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long.The A380 aircraft will have full mobile and Wi-Fi service while the B787 will be equipped with Wi-Fi only. Noise cancelling headphones are also provided in all cabins.The Lobby Etihad also unveiled its “Lobby” for First and Business Class guests traveling on the A380. Essentially ‘The Lobby’ is a serviced lounge and bar area located between the First and Business cabins where guests can relax and socialize. The TV in the Lobby has a USB connection so it can be used for sharing content or it can also be set to the airline’s Live TV channels for sporting and other events.last_img read more

Build Video Chat Into Your Mobile Apps with OpenTok

first_imgTags:#APIs#hack 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Today OpenTok, the Web-based group video from TokBox, announced new features for its API – notably the ability to use the OpenTok platform embed video chat into iOS and Android applications.OpenTok also added the ability to embed an OpenTok video stream on any website using a simple HTML widget.TokBox launched the OpenTok API last year, enabling Web developers to embed video streams into applications. Earlier this year, TokBox shuttered its consumer-facing video chat site to focus on providing the API.These new tools expand the capabilities to mobile, and makes it much easier for non-technical users to add a video chat features to sites. OpenTok lets up to 20 users at a time participate in a group video chat, but “thousands” can watch the stream without participating.TokBox competes with companies such as TinyChat and OoVoo/a>.TokBox was founded in 2007 and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures,DAG Ventures and others. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Photo: Ohio State LB Joshua Perry Had To Sit Next To A “Joker” Michigan Fan On His Flight Back From Costa Rica

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry doesn’t just exist domestically. It’s international. Buckeye linebacker Joshua Perry was recently traveling back to the U.S. from Costa Rica. He, unfortunately, came across a Michigan fan at the airport. Then he had to sit in the same row as the Wolverines’ supporter on the plane. It was a friendly encounter, though, it seems. This pic is a gem! We sat next to this joker on the plane back from Costa Rica lol #BucksAbroad #GoBucks!— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, [email protected]_JEP Don’t worry though… We gave him a fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos at the airport #PlantingFlags #BucksAbroad— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, 2015We’re not sure what giving a “fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos” means, but it sounds like Perry won the meeting.last_img read more

ESPN’s Updated Post-Spring College Football Top 25

first_imgESPN College Football National Championship in Tampa Bay logo.ESPN Top 25ESPN has updated its preseason top 25 for the 2016 college football season now that spring football is behind us. There is no new team at No. 1. Alabama has held onto the top spot. There are some changes to the top 25, though, which was last released post-National Signing Day. Among them: Clemson has moved up from No. 5 to No. 2; Florida has dropped out; Miami has moved in. Post-spring-updated Way Too Early Top 25:— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) May 10, 2016Here’s the full top 25:  Nick Saban DabAlabama at No. 1.AlabamaClemsonMichiganFlorida StateOklahomaLSUBaylorStanfordNotre DameOhio StateTennesseeUSCGeorgiaOle MissOklahoma StateMichigan StateWashingtonHoustonUNCOregonTexas A&MUCLAIowaMiamiLouisvilleAlabama has also been ranked No. 1 in the top 25 from the Sporting News and FOX Sports.  Oklahoma is No. 1 in Sports Illustrated’s, though, and Florida State is No. 1 in ESPN’s FPI. [ESPN]last_img read more

Irans president seeks to downplay US oil sanctions

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president on Sunday tried to downplay U.S. sanctions targeting the country’s vital oil and gas sector that are set to be restored next month.Speaking in Tehran University to mark the start of the academic year, Hassan Rouhani said the Nov. 4 sanctions “will have no effect,” because “the U.S. has already done whatever it wanted to do.”President Donald Trump’s administration has been steadily restoring sanctions on Iran since he withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord in May. Iran has been grappling with an economic crisis in recent months, with its currency plunging to historic lows and sporadic protests breaking out.The U.S. has said it will press other countries to halt imports of Iranian oil, which would cut off a key source of revenue for Tehran.Rouhani said the current U.S. administration is the “most hostile” ever toward Iran, but that his country will overcome the sanctions through “unity and integrity.” He said his administration has allocated some $15 billion to purchase basic goods in the current Iranian year, which ends next March.Rouhani said the U.S. sanctions are aimed at “regime change.” The Trump administration insists its aim is not to overthrow the Iranian government, but to pressure it to radically alter its policies, including its development of ballistic missiles and support for regional militant groups.last_img read more

Be brave and shave Bluey Day

first_imgDonations from this event will be allocated to the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Donations to this fund are used to purchase equipment that helps to enhance comfort, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.Monies the Foundation receives also ensures that both long term and emergent needs of the hospital are met as medical staff work on early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer at the hospital.The foundation’s desire is to have a complete set of equipment here in FSJ, so patients do not have to endure the extra stress of travel and allowing patients to stay close to home where they can receive the support of their friends and family.To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The FSJ Hospital Foundation is hosting the Bluey Day Fundraiser where participants collect pledges from the community and then shave their heads.People wanting to show their support for cancer patients, survivors, or remember those lost to cancer can participate by visiting the FSJ Hospital Foundation or registering HERE Saturday, May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm, the FSJ Hospital Foundation welcomes the community to come and watch the family-friendly event as there will be henna and prizes.last_img read more

From Tragedy Arises the Voices of Athletes Showing The

There is no bright side to unarmed Black men getting gunned down by police officers as whimsically as they would hail a cab. It’s all very dark and horrific, scary and sad. At the same time, it has been enlightening, and not just from learning how much hate and fear fills the heart when it comes to African-American males.It has also been enlightening to witness an era of complacent athletes grow up as we watch. The kids today have been docile and less involved in social or political issues, either afraid speaking out would hurt their brand or just not caring enough. Turns out, they care a lot.An athlete speaking out on an issue as huge as Ferguson and the other atrocities will not change the world. But the collective observation of the wrongs by professional athletes brings awareness and can make a difference by inspiring others, their fans, to get involved, too. And it speaks significantly about the level of people’s anger, disappointment, sadness and fatigue over the rash of unwarranted killings—and the injustice that the shooters are not held accountable.It’s truly a big deal when today’s athletes are fed up. They get it: It could be them shot in the street or strangled in a choke hold or it could be their kids or nephew shot at a playground. The examples of police killing Black males are so rampant and so frightening that they agree with much of the rest of the world—something has to be done.The same day NBA commissioner Adam Sliver said he wished players would not make political statements in their pre-game attire, the Los Angles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and teammates wore “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts, at once honoring fallen Eric Garner, who gasped that expression as a Staten Island cop choked and eventually killed him.Why  would Silver call for the players to squash their emotions about the disheartening cases and their support for justice? He should actually be proud that the players get it and are not afraid of any misguided ramifications that could come from showing political and social awareness. This is Silver’s first misplay as commissioner.Here’s Bryant: “I think it’s us supporting that movement and supporting each other as well as athletes. I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. I think if we ever lose the courage to be able to speak up for the things that we believe in, I think we really lose the value that our country stands for.”Kobe added: “It’s important that we have our opinions. It’s important that we stand up for what we believe in and we all don’t have to agree with it and it’s completely fine. That’s what makes this a beautiful country.”The beauty of America is threatened when Black men’s lives are taken with such recklessness. That’s why it has been impressive to see the activism by high-profile athletes like Bryant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, the five players from the St. Louis Rams who raised their hands in a “Don’t shoot” posture, reminiscent, some witnesses said, to that of Michael Brown before he was shot in Ferguson, Mo., by officer Darren Wilson.The sports world is a big world, and their inclusion in the rejection of the violence helps ignite the message.More from Bryant:“I think it would be a serious disservice to limit this to a race issue. It’s a justice issue. You’re kind of seeing a tipping point right now, in terms of social issues. It’s become now at the forefront right now as opposed to being a local issue. It’s really been something that has carried over and spilled into the mainstream, so when you turn on the TV and you watch the news or you follow things on social media, you don’t just see African-Americans out there protesting.“It’s become a thing where people are really standing up for their rights and really questioning the justice system and questioning the process of the legal system and those who have authority—and whether or not they’re abusing authority and what’s the threshold to use deadly force and so forth and so on. But that’s what our nation is founded on, man. We have the ability to question these things in a peaceful fashion. That’s what makes us a great country. We have the ability to voice up, we have the platform to speak up, and we have the platform to effect change.”And there you have it. Refreshing that such sentiments are coming from today’s spoiled and coddled athlete. Unlike Charles Barkley, they apparently are not living in a glass bubble. They see the world as it is. . . and are not afraid to say they don’t like what they see. Good for them. read more