After blowout loss to Feather River in first game, Corsairs respond with shutout win in nightcap

first_imgMcKinleyville >> If Charles Dickens’ famous opening line from ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ were adapted to fit College of the Redwoods’ doubleheader against Feather River on Tuesday it would be phrased as such: It was the worst of games, it was the best of games.After watching a 2-0 lead evaporate after the Golden Eagles scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 16-3 loss in the opener, the Corsairs got an excellent outing from starting pitcher Shannon Palmer and made some key defensive plays …last_img read more

South Africa network tackles racial discrimination

first_img19 November 2015About 60 civil society organisations have joined the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to plan and hold an anti-racism awareness week to be held in March next year.The initiative falls under the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA), which was launched on 14 November. The ARNSA is spearheaded by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, says organisers, and it aims to fight racism and related forms of discrimination on a national scale, using the collective weight of multiple organisations.The anti-racism week will lead up to 21 March, recognised locally as Human Rights Day and globally as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.The main speakerAt the ARNSA launch, held at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, Professor Achille Mbembe spoke about racism in South Africa at the moment.Prof Achille Mbembe is the main speaker at #ARNSA launch. pic.twitter.com/fIYPMnNgJm— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) November 14, 2015Mbembe – #nonracialism helped to sustain a horizon of hope and was a means of mobilisation. #ARNSA— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) November 14, 2015Mbembe – we can say things ‘must fall’, but what must rise? #ARNSA— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) November 14, 2015Sean Moodley, the ARNSA’s convenor, emphasised the importance of organisations pooling resources to establish a national initiative. “The launch of the network will signify to us the work and thought processes that have gone into a collaborative effort to eliminate racism. We cannot combat racism alone. The fall of apartheid was brought about by collaboration between a range of organisations.“We are confident that though this network, we will see a more co-ordinated approach to addressing racism, so that we will now have the kind of institutional capacity to tackle the problem nationally,” he said.Also on the table are suggestions regarding an awareness campaign aimed at educating ordinary South Africans on how to use Equality Courts to take up complaints of racism.Source: Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Health 2.0: Here Come The BigCos!

first_imgI’m at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco – and it reminds me a lot of the Web 2.0 Conferences of 2006-07. The second coming of the Web, coined “Web 2.0” by Tim O’Reilly and his company, was entering its peak around 2006. If I ever doubted that Web 2.0 was big business, I certainly didn’t after I spotted IBM teaching it at the 2007 Web 2.0 Expo. What’s more, the IBMers weren’t sporting their traditional blue shirts. Instead they wore red polo shirts – talk about a paradigm shift!Health 2.0 feels like it’s at the same stage in 2012. The big companies are present at this event, all of them selling “platforms” for digital health. In a single panel today, four BigCos presented their versions of such a platform: AT&T, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Aetna. I sat down with AT&T’s Chief Medical Officer after the panel, to see what it has to offer.The panel I’m referring to was cheekily entitled ‘Platforms for Unplatforms’ and it was moderated by Matthew Holt, who co-founded the Health 2.0 conference with Indu Subaiya in 2007. The panel description made it clear that these BigCo platforms are a new phenomenon:“For years at Health 2.0 we’ve been describing the mix of applications and devices working together as “unplatforms”. In the past few months several major health care technology organizations have announced the launch of platforms and are trying to attract developers and health care technology companies to use them.”The panel itself was an interesting look at the platforms for each company, but to better understand why the BigCos are now entering this space I sat down with AT&T’s Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Geeta Nayyar, to talk about its new AT&T mHealth Platform.As the name suggests, the AT&T mHealth Platform is mobile-focused. It aims to “provide a single environment where consumers can securely aggregate their data from across silos — insurance companies, doctor’s offices, connected devices, applications — and other data sources for better and easier access.” AT&T is partnering with startup health products like Fitbit, myZeo and the Withings WiFi Body Scale. It also plans to create an open platform, meaning that third party developers must make their data available for sharing across applications.Currently the AT&T mHealth Platform is targeted to enterprises, as an offering for employees.  richard macmanus Dr. Nayyar explained that health data is distributed across many “data islands” currently, which is another theme I’m hearing regularly at the Health 2.0 Conference. The reason why AT&T built a platform – indeed the reason why each of the BigCos in the panel I mentioned built a platform – is to aggregate those data islands for users.It’s a noble goal and one we all want to see achieved, no matter which company – big or small – does it. The scale of technology and expertise of companies like AT&T, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Aetna gives them an advantage. That’s why they’re all building platforms. I do wonder though if AT&T’s approach is too focused on its actual customers: enterprises. I have some doubts about the others too – for example, would you trust all of your health data to an insurance company (Aetna)? I wouldn’t.One thing is for sure: the digital health platform is a huge opportunity and the market is up for grabs right now. We don’t know which of these, or other, BigCos will end up being the main players. But I for one welcome their entrance to the digital health market.For Health 2.0 in 2012, just as it was for Web 2.0 in 2006/07, it’s business time.Top image: IBM at Web 2.0 Expo 2007; photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid An early AT&T health product, although not on the mHealth platform, is DiabetesManager. It was developed in partnership with diabetes software company WellDoc. AT&T tested this out on its own employees, in a pilot program for people with Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Nayyar reported back, in a blog post, that “72 percent rated DiabetesManager as a “highly useful” as a tool to help them manage their diabetes.”OK, the pilot was somewhat biased – an AT&T product tested on AT&T employees. But after meeting Dr. Nayyar today, I was impressed by her passion for health technology. As well as being AT&T’s Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Nayyar is an iPad-toting Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for the Department of Rheumatology at George Washington University. She definitely walks the talk. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#health#web center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

NZ brewery withdraws Pakistan ‘match-fixing’ ad after PCB objection

first_imgA New Zealand brewery company withdrew a controversial ad campaign, which showed pacer Daryl Tuffey taking a dig at Pakistan cricketers over match-fixing scandals, following angry reactions from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Moa Brewing Company, which recently signed a sponsorship deal with New Zealand Olympic Committee, had launched the ad campaign where Tuffey claimed that Pakistani players were match fixers and while New Zealand win matches, the Pakistanis take home cash cheques. The advertisement drew strong criticism from the Pakistani community in New Zealand with Dunedin-based former Test player and coach Khalid Ibadullah terming the campaign as “quite insulting” and “quite offensive”. He drew the attention of the PCB to the campaign, which reacted strongly to it. Though the beverage company initially defended its commercial pointing out that Pakistan cricketers have regularly faced match fixing allegations and even cited examples of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, who were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spot-fixing charges last year, it withdrew the ad from the market after constant pressure from PCB.last_img read more

Chinese Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo made a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister.The Bahamas and China recently recognized their 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations at a Reception on Friday evening at the British Colonial Hilton.    Photos show a gift presentation during the courtesy call, and the Prime Minister with the Ambassador in a group including, from left: Chinese Embassy officials, Ambassador Huang Qinguo (third left), Prime Minister Minnis, Office of the Prime Minister Senior Policy Adviser Joshua Sears, and Office of the Prime Minister Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson.(Photos/OPM Media Services)last_img read more

Deputies investigating homicide in Lemon Grove

first_img June 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:13 AM Deputies investigating homicide in Lemon Grovecenter_img LEMON GROVE (KUSI) – A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff’s deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.A resident in the 7600 block of Lemon Avenue called 911 a little before 9 p.m. Thursday to report hearing loud banging on the front door of the home, which is situated in a mostly commercial zone down the street from The Home Depot, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said“When deputies arrived they found a man unresponsive and lying on the ground outside the residence,” Williams said. “He was seriously injured and had visible injuries to his upper body.”Firefighters attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead just before 9:20 p.m., Williams said. The victim had not been identified as of early Friday morning.Homicide detectives were assigned to investigate the case, and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office was expected to perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, Williams said.Anyone with information about the apparent slaying was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide detail during business hours at (858) 974-2321 or during non-business hours at (858) 565-5200. Anonymous tipsters can also contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 21, 2018last_img read more

NWA Are Straight Outta Compton For The Record

first_img Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record For The Record: Shakira For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Madonna: ‘Ray Of Light’ | For The Record For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 26, 2018 – 12:05 pm For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” For The Record Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Carlos Santana For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ For The Record: Carlos Santana Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record Facebook N.W.A Are ‘Straight Outta Compton’: For The Record For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: Little Big Town’s ‘The Road …” For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” For The Record: Juan Gabriel Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: Juan Gabriel For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” Email Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ For The Record: Juan Gabriel For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record For The Record: Little Big Town’s ‘The Road …” Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’center_img For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: Michael Jackson For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: Carlos Santana For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: Adele, ’25’ Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record Prev Next For The Record: Michael Jackson For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Although it sold well initially, its landmark status rested on the controversies surrounding its gangsta lifestyle themes and attitudes. Its provocative tracks described the world N.W.A knew through their own eyes, including the title track, which elevated the group’s hometown of Compton, Calif., “Express Yourself” and “Gangsta Gangsta.” The album also included “F*** Tha Police,” which resulted in the FBI and U.S. Secret Service sending threatening letters to Ruthless Records and the group’s banishment from many venues.Credited as one of the most influential hip-hop records of all time, in 2015, Straight Outta Compton the film appeared, dramatizing the 1988 impact of the album, with Ice Cube portrayed by his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. Confrontations with law enforcement and antagonism based on “F*** Tha Police” form a core element of both the 2015 drama as well as the drama on the streets that has never stopped.Among the album’s many aftermaths, Eazy-E died in 1995, Ice Cube went on to produce and star in his extensive filmography and the adventures of Dr. Dre touch on many other histories, including those of Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Meanwhile, in recognition of its critical importance to music history, Straight Outta Compton was inducted into the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Hall Of Fame as well as the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ News For The Record: Little Big Town’s ‘The Road …” For The Record: Calle 13 Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ What started as an attitude that helped put Compton on the map grew into a worldwide music revolution celebrating the streetsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 26, 2018 – 12:05 pm A debut album that landed like a sledgehammer, 1988’s Straight Outta Compton has become a legend in its own right. The featured N.W.A lineup was Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and MC Ren. The album was produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella, and released on Ruthless Records, the label co-founded by Eazy-E and N.W.A manager Jerry Heller two years before. Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ nwa-are-straight-outta-compton-record Madonna: ‘Ray Of Light’ | For The Record For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record For The Record: Shakira For The Record: Adele, ’25’ Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: Michael Jackson Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ Twitter For The Record: Calle 13 Madonna: ‘Ray Of Light’ | For The Record Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: Shakira For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’last_img read more

Fire service HQ control room inaccessible

first_img.Telephone numbers of the control room of Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence’s headquarters have been remaining inaccessible for hours since Friday morning.Asked about the matter, the fire service director (operation and maintenance) major Shakil Newaz told Prothom Alo that fire service officials failed to reach the T&T office after the telephone communication was snapped.Shakil also claimed that not only the fire service numbers, but also all the telephone exchange numbers of the capital have become unreachable due to the disruption.He accused T&T office of remaining silent over the matter.last_img read more

When small is big

first_imgRanging from a diminutive 3.5 x 5 inches mixed media work by Laxma Goud to Paresh Maity’s oil on canvas in 20 x 16 inches, the show is indeed a treasure house of little gems. Executed in varied mediums like watercolour, oil, acrylic, collage, etching and mixed media, the show includes works by artists like A Ramachandran, Alok Uniyal, Ashok Hazra, Avijit Dutta, Chotu Lal, Devdatta Padekar, Dushyant Patel, Jayasri Burman, KS Kulkarni, Laxma Goud, Maite Deltiel, Maya Burman, Nayanaa Kanodia, Neelkant Choudhary, Neeraj Goswami, Paresh Maity, Roohan Segel, Satish Gujral and Sakti Burman. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Shobha Bhatia, Director, Gallerie Ganesha said: “In the field of science, the shift has been from macro to micro. Scientists are constantly making new discoveries in the realm of quantum physics which change entire perspectives and question founded theories. In the field of art also, artists are constantly trying to innovate and challenge the ground rules. Cut to Size is an endeavour to experiment with small format works, which are in a sense part of our ancient tradition as seen in the Mughal, Rajput and Pahari schools, and bring it centre-stage with a new contemporary twist.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhile many of the artists in the show are mostly known for their large-scale works which gives them freedom of space, they admit that creating small format work is indeed a challenge. Neelkant Choudhary, who is known for giving Madhubani a contemporary flavor said, “It is always a challenge to try and work on a ‘miniature’ format, as effectively, without losing out on the finer nuances of art. A smaller format requires more focused and an effectively worked on miniature/ small format painting can be like a little gem, with all its facets intact.”  There is yet another reason why artists are attracted to the small format. “Smaller format works are the need of the hour,” argues artist Alok Uniyal whose work has always been inspired by Indian miniature art. He added, “In today’s world, where everything is becoming small —homes, relationships, recall value — small format works, doesn’t it?” Uniyal, on a more serious note, shares that he was exposed to the charm of small format works during his academic years and finds no difficulty in imparting his signature style of elongated eyes, bold strokes and a vivid colour palette to his small format works even now. He said, “However, working in small format is always a risk, and a challenge.” He added, his smallest work is a 6 by 8 inches canvas. Artist Devdatta Padekar said, “One needs a lot of discipline and focus to create a work in the small format. I make smaller works as a regular practice and the intensity, the detailing and the expression in each is as vivid as it would be in a large work.”Artist Dushyant Patel, who recalls his smallest work being a 4 x 7 inches one, imparts yet another reason to why viewers are attracted to the small format. “Smaller works are more affordable. And if the image one creates suits that particular size, anyone would want to have such a work on their walls,” he said.When: September 1 to 22Where: Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash IITimings:  11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more