More updates from HR Tech Europe 2015

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Bees Take Down Aces

first_imgAugust 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Take Down Aces Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Reno, NV) — Kaleb Cowart and Jo Adell each drove in two runs as the Bees took down the Aces 5-3 in Reno.Nick Tropeano gave up just two runs over five innings to get the win.The Bees improved to 55-and-73 on the season. The teams will meet again tonight.last_img

Reports: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian Navy

first_img The UK Ministry of Defence has offered amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean for sale to the Brazilian Navy, the media in the South American country wrote.The UK Defence Journal first noted the reports which said the price of the helicopter carrier was deemed “reasonable” by Brazilian officials.Following up on the reports, the publication contacted persons currently aboard HMS Ocean and received a confirmation that rumors of sale do exist while there were no further talks on which navy that could be.HMS Ocean is the current fleet flagship of the Royal Navy and is set to be decommissioned in 2018, after the Royal Navy’s first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier enters service.Commissioned in October 1995, the 202-meter long HMS Ocean replaced HMS Bulwark as fleet flagship in June 2015. In her role as a helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship, Ocean is designed to deliver troops by helicopter or by landing craft.The rumors follow a recent Brazilian Navy decision to decommission their only aircraft carrier BNS Sao Paulo (A 12) after it was determined that cost of returning the aircraft carrier to an operational status was too high.After several attempts to improve the ship’s operational capacity failed in previous years, the navy reasoned that a modernization procedure would necessitate heavy investment without a guarantee of operational improvement.BNS Sao Paulo, formerly known as Clemencau-class FS Foch, was a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier built for the French Navy in 1959. By acquiring the ship in 2000, Brazil became the only country in South America to operate an aircraft carrier. View post tag: Brazilian Navy Authorities View post tag: HMS Ocean Reports: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian Navy March 29, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Reports: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian Navy View post tag: Royal Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

St. Mary’s Medical Center is Among Top 5% of Hospitals in Clinical Outcomes in…

first_imgSt. Mary’s Medical Center is Among Top 5% of Hospitals in Clinical Outcomes in Nation St. Mary’s Medical Center announced today that it has received the Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. This distinction puts St. Mary’s Medical Center in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades.  Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. St. Mary’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.“We are honored to be recognized among the top hospitals in the nation for our clinical performance and the care we provide to patients. This recognition by a respected organization like Healthgrades is a testament to the hard work, dedication and contributions of every St. Mary’s associate and member of our medical staff,” said Keith Jewell, President of St. Mary’s Health.  “We value the trust our patients and their loved ones place in us as we continue to deliver exceptional healthcare and a superior patient experience, the St. Mary’s experience.”Nationally, 260 hospitals out of 1,485 eligible hospitals were recognized as recipients of the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. St. Mary’s is among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation with high quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades. * In the Evansville, Indiana and Kentucky area, St. Mary’s is the only hospital recognized as a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award.“When it comes to hospital selection, two of the most important questions to consider are where you are most likely to have a complication-free hospital stay and which hospital offers the best chance of survival, both during the hospital stay and in the weeks that follow,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Selecting a hospital that has achieved Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award is one way to be confident that you will receive the right care.”The 260 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2016 study period (2012-2014), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgMy heart goes out to the Ard family as they’re endearing a situation none of us would want to be in. He was obviously fighting his own demons and it’s an extremely sad situation. Before you start running down and demonizing Mr. Ard, think about his family members who are struggling with this. How many of us have had friends or family members do something we’re not proud of? Think about this before you have keyboard overload.My heart also goes out to Officer Dutschke. I’ve talked with him several times over the past two days and I’ve seen the toll this is taking on him. I’ve seen what he is going through and I know him to be one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I would ask all of you to think before you start letting your keyboard bravado get the best of you. It makes my blood boil to see these agenda driven, arm chair quarterbacks criticize and put down someone who was forced to act in a highly stressful situation. There doesn’t always have to be someone to blame. Those of you who think wearing a police uniform makes you an evil being, are obviously not paying attention to the reality happening around you. As we speak, officers are volunteering at the FOP Club as they prepare to go to Texas and assist with the flooding. Other officers and deputies are busy preparing for a large fundraiser next weekend which will help take forty eight deserving kids to WDW. Pre-planning has started for a toy drive that will deliver toys to all of our local hospitals. These are not trigger happy thugs looking to put notches in their belts. They’re dads, moms, sons and daughters who care deeply about their community.Officer Dutschke, don’t let the keyboard warriors get to you. You’re a fine human being and I would be honored to have you back me up any day.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Speciality Breads joins Red Tractor scheme in foodservice first

first_imgMargate-based manufacturer Speciality Breads has signed up to the Assured Food Standards’ Red Tractor scheme.The firm, which joined the scheme on 1 January 2011, will be able to demonstrate that its breads are now made with 100% British flour, in support of the UK farming industry.The firm claims to be the first and only dedicated UK foodservice bakery to supply speciality breads nationally that are made with 100% British flour. Its customers include pubs, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, bistros and contract caterers.The breads are hand-finished using traditional slow fermentation methods at the firm’s artisan bakery in Kent. Its fully-baked breads, quick-bake breads and ready-to-prove breads, will all carry the Red Tractor mark on their packaging.The Red Tractor currently appears on more than £10bn-worth of food and drink annually, mainly sold through the major multiples, said the firm: “Foodservice operators are becoming increasingly aware of this scheme and are starting to incorporate the Red Tractor logo in their menus.”Peter Millen, sales and marketing director, Speciality Breads, commented: “Until now, there has been no nationally available source of speciality breads for caterers, made with 100% British flour. Thanks to our commitment to UK farming, caterers and their customers can now enjoy the same choices when dining out as they do at home.”last_img read more

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers

first_imgImportant: NHS Test and Trace is for those who display symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been advised to take a test by a medical practitioner or public service. Employer and third-party healthcare providers wishing to provide a test to staff must not advise individuals without symptoms to get a test from the limited supply offered by the NHS Test and Trace service, but may offer alternative private provision, in accordance with this guidance. Some employers and third-party healthcare providers may want to introduce their own internal testing programmes outside of NHS Test and Trace. This guidance will help them ensure that their testing programmes are as reliable and effective as possible.last_img read more

When one twin gets cancer, other faces higher risk

first_imgA large new study of twins has found that having a twin sibling diagnosed with cancer poses an excess risk for the other twin to develop any form of cancer.Among the 23 different types of cancer studied, an excess familial risk was seen for almost all of the cancers, including common cancers such as breast and prostate cancer, but also more rare cancers such as testicular cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma, ovarian, and stomach cancer.The study, led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Southern Denmark, and the University of Helsinki, is the first to provide family risk estimates for these and other, rarer cancers. The study also showed, for the first time, that in twin pairs where both developed cancer, each twin often developed a different type of cancer — which suggests that, in some families, there is a shared increased risk of any type of cancer.“Prior studies had provided familial risk and heritability estimates for the common cancers — breast, prostate, and colon — but for rarer cancers, the studies were too small, or the follow-up time too short, to be able to pinpoint either heritability or family risk,” said Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and co-lead author of the study.The study was published online today in JAMA.Familial risk of cancer is a measure of the cancer risk in an individual. The study also looked at heritability of cancer, a measure of how much of the variation in a population’s cancer risk is due to genetic factors.“Findings from this prospective study may be helpful in patient education and cancer risk counseling,” said Jaakko Kaprio from the University of Helsinki, the co-senior author of the study.The researchers looked at more than 200,000 twins, both identical and fraternal, in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, who participated in the Nordic Twin Study of Cancer and were followed over an average of 32 years between 1943 and 2010. Large twin studies can help scientists assess the relative contribution of inherited factors in cancer and characterize familial cancer risk by taking into account the genetic relatedness of identical and fraternal twins.Overall, one in three people in the study developed cancer over the course of a lifetime. Cancer was diagnosed in both twins for 3,316 of the pairs, in whom the same cancer was diagnosed among 38 percent of the identical twins and 26 percent of the fraternal twins. The researchers estimated that when one fraternal twin was diagnosed with any cancer, the co-twin’s risk of getting cancer was 37 percent; among identical twins, the risk jumped to 46 percent. One of the strongest familial risks was observed for testicular cancer. The researchers found that a man’s risk of developing this disease was 12 times higher if his fraternal twin developed it, and 28 times higher if his genetically identical twin developed it.Given the fact that fraternal twins are similar genetically to siblings who aren’t twins, the finding of excess cancer risk among fraternal twin pairs can provide information about an increased cancer risk for families in which one sibling gets cancer.The researchers also found that the heritability of cancer overall was 33 percent. Significant heritability was found for skin melanoma (58 percent), prostate cancer (57 percent), non-melanoma skin cancer (43 percent), ovarian cancer (39 percent), kidney cancer (38 percent), breast cancer (31 percent), and uterine cancer (27 percent).“Because of this study’s size and long follow-up, we can now see key genetic effects for many cancers,” said Jacob Hjelmborg of the University of Southern Denmark, the co-lead author of the study.“This study was possible given the unique databases in the four Nordic countries, and will be a future resource to solve other complex questions in cancer,” said Hans-Olov Adami, adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and co-senior author of the study.Other Harvard Chan School researchers involved in the study included Rebecca Graff, David Havelick, Peter Kraft, Christina McIntosh, Elizabeth Nuttall, Kathryn Penney, Giovanni Parmigiani, and Robert Unger.Funding for the study came from the Ellison Foundation to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Nordic Cancer Union.last_img read more

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess Discusses His Netflix Alter Ego

first_img And finally, what’s Titus’ favorite wine? Pinot Noir. Duh! What should the next NBC live broadcast musical be? Well, The Wiz is obviously a brilliant idea. But Titus Andromedon thinks it should be Sparkle. You and Titus share the same name (minus an “S”) and there’s even a Little Mermaid shoutout. Did you have a hand in creating him? I’d like to say that it was a blank canvas and I went in and filled it with my brilliance, but that’s just not true. Tina and Robert are some of the most thorough people I’ve ever met. Very little is improvised. Every subject and predicate has been thought through fervently. The only thing that I do is make him three-dimensional. Tituss Burgess made a splash on Broadway in The Little Mermaid and Guys and Dolls, but in the new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, his character—the divine, attention-grabbing musical theater hopeful Titus Andromedon—isn’t as #blessed. The comedy follows the titular Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who reinvents her life in New York after escaping from a doomsday cult. Burgess reunites with co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, following his turn on 30 Rock as D’Fwan. The Great White Way alum chatted with about his new role (which was created with him in mind), brushes with stardom and—of course—Pinot Noir. View Comments Have there been any memorable reactions that you’ve encountered from friends or fans? I live in Harlem, and yesterday I was running to the 99-cent store to get some paper towels. I walk out of my door, and these two young men are sitting on my doorstep. I walk away, and one of them goes,“Do you know who that is? We were just talking about his show,” and I thought, This is so bizarre! Kimmy has gotten insane buzz in a short period of time—why do you think people are so obsessed with it? It’s for reals funny. But when Tina told me it was about a girl who was in a cult for fifteen years, it couldn’t get much darker than that! And it makes sense that people exist in a world where we tackle race and the plight of a gay man and how he deals with aging and his size and being polarized. That’s why Tina and Robert are so celebrated—they do things that everyone else wishes they could do or say and make it digestible and palatable. You share the screen with so many other Broadway vets. Did that affect the vibe of working on this project? Other than the love that we share, it was just like a reunion. You see someone you haven’t seen in a while, and often you won’t get to see them until you’re working together. It didn’t really alter the energy—it may have even enhanced it. Be honest…is [guest star] James Monroe Iglehart your nemesis in real life? He’s a good friend of mine! That’s ridiculous! [Laughs.] I have a few questions I’d love to ask Titus Andromedon. What’s his musical theater dream role? Titus definitely wants to play Effie in Dreamgirls. And he totally thinks it’s possible. [Laughs.] After working with Tina and Robert on 30 Rock, how did your role on Kimmy come about? I guess I had little to do with it and everything to do with it. The fact that Tina and Robert were even thinking about me in the interim blows my mind. But I was just as shocked as everyone else when she told me that she had written something with me in mind. So where does Tituss Burgess end and Titus Andromedon begin? I couldn’t be less like that man! I am such an introvert. I would much rather have you over to the house, cook you dinner and let’s sing. [Titus] seizes every opportunity to make it about himself. He manages to do it with charm, and I think that he can’t help himself. Which, in the weirdest way, is his most redeeming quality. Speaking of Sparkle, I know you [Burgess, not Andromedon] are working on a Whitney Houston-based musical… I am! I cannot tell you what it is yet, but [Jersey Boys book writer] Rick Elice has agreed to write the book, so that’s exciting. Broadway crush? Oh, that Ramin Karimloo dude from Les Miserables. He’s hot! That’s what Titus likes.last_img read more

Soil temperatures

first_imgGeorgia’s recent warm daytime temperatures have home gardeners itching to dig in the soil and plant summer crops. But University of Georgia experts warn gardeners not to be tempted. Soil temperatures are still far too low for seeds to germinate and transplants to survive.“In Georgia, we may have a warm front come in one day and a cold front a few days later,” said Bob Westerfield, a consumer horticulturist with UGA Cooperative Extension. “It may hit 75 degrees outside, but the air temperature isn’t important when it comes to gardening – the soil temperature is.”Westerfield has been tracking the soil temperature in his research plots on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. Last week, he recorded a soil temperature of 48 degrees.“That soil’s not ready for tomatoes. Summer crops need from 60 to 65 degrees.” he said. Green beans can handle temperatures of about 55 degrees, but it is still not quite warm enough for them. If gardeners ignore his advice and seed their gardens, he says the seeds won’t germinate. Gardeners who cannot resist the temptation can still plant cold season crops like asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, collards, kale, lettuce, mustard, onions, peas, potatoes, radish, spinach and turnips.To track the soil temperatures in your area of the state, Westerfield recommends two different strategies. Buy a soil thermometer or use a meat thermometer to test the soil in your garden plot or rely on UGA’s Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network at temperatures “creep up slowly” and Georgia soils should be ready to sow in seed by early-to-mid April, Westerfield said. “And don’t be swayed by the vegetable transplants lining the garden center shelves,” he said. “Just because plants are in the stores doesn’t mean it’s time to plant them.”For more information on vegetable gardening in Georgia, see the UGA Extension publication, “Vegetable Gardening in Georgia” on the Web site read more