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Bunt Boosts Mets Over Marlins, 4-3

first_imgMIAMI — Matt den Dekker laid down a successful bunt that proved to be a pivotal play in the New York Mets’ win over the Miami Marlins.Den Dekker, who had a career-high three hits, scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Mets beat the Marlins 4-3 on Sept. 3. “The guys were back, and I saw that side of the field open,” said den Dekker, who got on base to lead off the inning.Travis d’Arnaud drove in den Dekker with a double for the go-ahead run, and Dilson Herrera also knocked in a run later in the inning to push the Mets’ lead to 4-2.Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run home run for the Mets, who won two of three in the series with the Marlins and lead the season series 10-6.“The Mets have played us tough and they’ve hit our pitchers,” Marlins Manager Mike Redmond said.Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third consecutive game to give him 36 on the season and bring the Marlins within 4-3 in the eighth after the Mets took a two-run lead in the top half of the inning.Carlos Torres (6-5) pitched 1 1-3 innings in relief to earn the victory. Jenrry Mejia got the final three outs in the ninth, following a leadoff walk, for his 23rd save in 26 opportunities.Den Dekker led off the eighth with a single off Mike Dunn (10-6), who also allowed a hit to Lucas Duda. Dunn was replaced by Bryan Morris, who immediately allowed an RBI double to d’Arnaud to right field to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Herrera’s groundout then scored Duda.Jacob deGrom allowed one run and six hits in six innings for the Mets. He struck out six, walked two, and left with a 2-1 lead.Marlins starter Tom Koehler struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven innings and allowed two runs, five hits, and four walks.“I felt good, but unfortunately personal results don’t really matter right now when we’re trying to go on a little bit of a run here and win ballgames,” Koehler said. “I would have much rather have got rocked and we won the game.”The Marlins tied it 2-2 in the seventh inning. Adeiny Hechavarria doubled to deep center field off reliever Buddy Carlyle, and lefty Dario Alvarez came in to face Christian Yelich, who singled to right to score Hechavarria.Miami opened the scoring in the third with an RBI single by Casey McGehee. Nieuwenhuis’ third home run of the season gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in the fourth. The Mets are 14-2 this season when Nieuwenhuis starts.“I knew I hit it well, but in this park you never know,” Nieuwenhuis said.Juan Lagares led off the game with a single for the Mets, stretching his on-base streak to six consecutive plate appearances. He finished the game 2 for 5.A day after Mets captain David Wright had three hits to break out of a 7-for-50 skid, he struck out four times and went 0-for-5.(CHRISTOPHER STOCK)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


International flavour at 2014 X-Blades National Touch League

first_imgYou can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following MediaFacebook – – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – – LinksWorld Cup 2015 By BEN HARRISWith a little over 400 days until the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup, preparations for the sport’s premier event have been stepped up.The 2014 X-Blades National Touch League is an opportunity for everyone involved to showcase their skills before the April 29 to May 3, 2015 event at Coffs Harbour.Players try to impress Australian selectors, referees want to get notice and international teams look for an edge.Two of the visiting nations that will feature at the World Cup are Japan and Papua New Guinea (PNG).The international sides are playing at this week’s NTL championships to get experience and to prepare themselves the best way possible.Both countries have sent a couple of teams to Coffs Harbour this week to play.Japan has sides in the mixed open, men’s T-League and two teams in the women’s T-League divisions.PNG teams are playing in the men’s and women’s T-League competitions.It has been a learning curve for both countries but that is what this endeavour to the NTL was all about.“We are preparing for the World Cup next year and the NTL is at the same field, the same place and the same stadium [as the World Cup],” Japanese mixed open’s coach Satoru Ozawa.“Most of the players in the Japanese team don’t have any international experience so this is about getting that experience.”The mixed team have yet to win a game while it is more promising in the T-League competition.Japan has won three matches in the men’s and women’s T-League divisions.PNG has also found success in the young division with the men’s side beating South Queensland Sharks (B), Victoria and South West Queensland Swans.The women’s team have pushed their rivals all the way.For developing touch football nations like Japan and PNG, Ozawa said it was hard at times.“In Japan, we have no mixed competition at all so they don’t have any experience,” Ozawa said of his team.“Everyone is excited. Of course we want to win more games.“I want to challenge teams.”last_img read more


Marty Smith Sends Message To SEC Nation Crew Involved In Serious Car Accident

first_imgMarty Smith speaking on SEC Nation.Saturday, ESPN’s Marty Smith revealed that the SEC Nation family is currently operating with heavy hearts. Smith announced that three members of the team’s staff had been involved in a serious car accident in Birmingham, Alabama.Smith’s announcement came on the SEC Network on Saturday morning. He revealed that all three were injured in the crash.“We wanted to let you guys know that we’re thinking about you, we love you, and we can’t wait see you back real soon.”Our thoughts and prayers go out to our #SECNation family.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 28, 2019 Details regarding the accident were not released.SEC Nation is a Saturday morning show that’s broadcast from the road at SEC sites – just like College GameDay. It typically features Laura Rutledge, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum. Smith has been filling in for Rutledge while she’s on maternity leave.Our thoughts and prayers are with the three staffers.last_img read more


Fraudster who used ice cream to lure seniors is sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.Seth Rehfuss had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.Prosecutors alleged the 44-year-old Somerset resident and others used a non-profit called The Good Samaritans of America to persuade senior citizens to submit to genetic tests to guard against illnesses. A criminal complaint says he would advertise free ice cream to lure residents.The group paid health care providers to authorize the tests even though the providers hadn’t examined the patients.The group allegedly defrauded Medicare out of $430,000 and made more than $100,000 in commissions from laboratories.Two others have pleaded guilty and to be sentenced this month.The Associated Press read more


Vital efforts to protect children an entry point for wider peace in

A naked child holds a broom inside the doorway of his home in Moravia, a poor neighbourhood in Medellín, capital of Antioquia Department, Colombia. Photo: UNICEF/Susan Markisz “[The decision on children] is an important humanitarian trust-building measure and I join the Secretary-General in calling upon all those involved to do their utmost to provide adequate support and care to children and their communities who have suffered too much in this conflict,” said the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui.Ms. Zerrougui was commenting on the Secretary-General’s third report on the situation of children affected by the armed conflict in Colombia, which covers the period from September to June 2016, and highlights the peace talks between the Government and FARC-EP, as well as the agreement on the separation and reintegration of children signed in Havana, Cuba on 15 May 2016. The historic peace accord, meant to end the Western hemisphere’s longest running conflict, that emerged from nearly four years of talks hosted in Havana, Cuba, was defeated last month in a public referendum. Both sides have since agreed to keep pressing ahead with efforts to maintain their agreements. Ms. Zerrougui said the report highlighted the importance of pursuing peace and protecting children from the impact of the armed conflict, and to continue the separation of under-18 children associated with the FARC-EP, and assure that their reintegration needs are satisfied. According to the report, the number of violations against children has decreased and advances were made towards strengthening the legal framework and adapting protection policies. However, some concerns remain regarding the challenging presence of post-demobilization groups, and the gaps between policy commitments and implementation. Strengthening of family reunification, gender-sensitive protection and care services, providing socio-economic and psychological support to children were among the efforts that the Secretary-General encouraged the Colombian government to undertake. The report also welcomed the announcement of a roadmap for the peace talks between the Government and the Ejército de Liberacion Nacional (ELN). With negotiations are scheduled to begin this week in Quito, Ecuador, the Secretary-General inviting the parties to consider including the issue of the protection of children as soon as possible. According to Ms. Zerrougui, the agreement between the Government and FARC-EP “illustrates how the protection of children, the universal desire to build a better future for our children, can truly serve as an entry point to negotiate peace and it is my hope that what has been accomplished will be emulated in future negotiations in Colombia and elsewhere.” read more


Hairdresser sentenced to life for deliberately infecting men with HIV by tampering

A hairdresser has been sentenced to life in prison for deliberately infecting men with HIV after meeting them on Grindr.Daryll Rowe, 27, had requested a more lenient punishment, claiming the disease was no longer terminal and that those diagnosed had “good and high life expectancy”.His lawyers asked the judge to pass a sentence that would not add to the “social stigma” of HIV, but inform the public the virus is not what it was in the 1990s.On Wednesday afternoon at Brighton Crown Court, Judge Christine Henson QC disagreed, and made history by sentencing Rowe to life with a minimum term of 12 years. He is the first person in the UK to be convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to HIV. Victims told how they had considered suicide and Rowe’s first target, who was diagnosed with HIV in January 2016, said: “Daryll has destroyed my life. I would rather he had murdered me than left me to live my life like this.”Another, whose parents died of Aids when he was a child, said he “did everything” to prevent himself catching the virus.Rowe’s six-week trial heard he embarked on a cynical and deliberate campaign to infect men with the disease, refusing treatment and ignoring advice from doctors. “You are the first individual to be sentenced for Section 18 offences in the context of infecting others with HIV,” she said”With the full knowledge of the risk you posed to others and the legal implications of engaging in risky sexual practices, you embarked on a deliberate campaign to infect other men with the HIV virus.”Unfortunately for five of the men you met your campaign was successful.”The judge added: “They describe living with a life sentence as a result of your cruel and senseless acts. Many of those men were young men in their 20s at the time they had the misfortune to meet you.”Given the facts of this case and your permissive predatory behaviour I cannot see when you would no longer be a danger to gay men.”In my judgment the offences, taken together, are so serious, that a life sentence is justified.”You will potentially remain a danger to others for the rest of your life.” “I have been devastated by Rowe’s actions but I want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”Felicity Gerry QC, defending, had highlighted comparable cases from around the world, urging the judge to pass a sentence that would not add to the “social stigma” of HIV, but inform the public the virus is not what it was in the 1990s.”He was a vulnerable young man in a community where the disclosure of one’s HIV status remains unusual, in the context of how he was meeting people,” she said.”This is not a terminal illness. Those who live with HIV have good and high life expectancies.”She added: “There really is a need for therapy and not incarceration.”During his trial Rowe claimed he thought he had managed to cure himself of HIV by embarking on a series of alternative therapies – including drinking his own urine and taking supplements such as oregano oil, olive leaf extract and black seed oil.Rowe, wearing a grey suit and open-collared white shirt, was sentenced for five charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and five of attempting to do so.Judge Christine Henson QC, sentencing, referred to his crimes as a “determined hateful campaign of sly violence”. Rowe’s final victim blamed police for putting him at risk and said more could have been done sooner to stop Rowe’s offending.It was 18 days after his arrest that Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council urged gay men to get tested for HIV if they had been sexually involved with “a man in his 20s with a Scottish accent”.Police appealed for anyone with information or potential victims to come forward but refused to publish his name and photo.He was later identified by a newspaper, prompting widespread media reports. He insisted on having unprotected sex with men, claiming he was “clean”. When they refused, he covertly tampered with condoms by either tearing them or cutting off the end, tricking his victims into thinking they were having safe sex.In the following days Rowe would send a series of shocking and abusive messages to taunt them and tell them he had infected them with the life-changing virus.In a text message to one victim he wrote: “Maybe you have the fever… I have HIV. Whoops.” In another he wrote he wrote: “I ripped the condom. I got you.”Rowe showed no emotion as prosecutor Caroline Carberry QC read out statements from nine of his 10 victims, which she said showed the “devastating consequences” of his actions. Sussex Police came under fire over claims they put gay men in danger when they released Rowe on bail, after which he continued his campaign.Northumbria Police have been accused of wrongfully arresting and detaining one of his unsuspecting victims as he came to terms with his boyfriend’s crimes.  “This disease is something I never took lightly,” said one of his victims whose life had already been changed by the disease after it claimed his parents. “I did everything to prevent the virus from ever catching me.”I educated myself on safe sex and always used a condom but on November 13 2015, Daryll Rowe decided to take that right away from me.”A part of me died that day when I was diagnosed.”The old me is no longer. The new me is constantly sad, thinking about how my life changed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


MKB Veszprem wins 21st Hungarian title

← Previous Story Serbs between Vranjes and Matic – New NT head coach until end of the week Next Story → Marko Krivokapic (BM Valladolid) to retire at end of season MKB Veszprem is new-old Hungarian champion! Antonio Carlos Ortega’s team beat the biggest rival Pick Szeged with 2:0 in Final series and defend the Championship title. In the second match, Nagy and friends celebrated victory in Szeged 26:24.Pick Szeged-MKB Veszprém 24-26 (11-15)Pick Szeged: Mikler – Prodanovics, Ancsin 3, Czina, Blazevic 6, Zubai, Kekezovics. Csere: Tatai (akpus), Sulc 4, Larholm 3/2, Balogh, Pribanic 2, Buday 4/3, Lasica 1.Veszprém: Fazekas – Gulyás 2, Sulic 2, Nagy L. 2, Terzic 1, Császár 1, Ugalde 4. Csere: Borbély (kapus), Iváncsik T. 6/5, Laluska 1, Dzsamali 2, Oneto 2, Schuch, Iváncsik G. 1.Results: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 7-7, 8-7, 8-8, 8-9, 8-10, 9-10, 9-11, 9-12, 9-13, 10-13, 10-14, 11-14, 11-15.12-15, 12-16, 13-16, 13-17, 14-17, 14-18, 15-18, 16-18, 17-18, 18-18, 18-19, 18-20, 18-21, 18-22, 19-22, 19-23, 20-23, 21-23, 21-24, 22-24, 23-24, 23-25, 24-25, 24-26. Hungarian handballMKB VeszpremPick Szeged read more


Fujitsu Stylistic M532 tablet packs Tegra 3 and ICS

first_imgRecently Fujitsu grabbed gadget site headlines with the unveiling of the Arrows ES, an Android smartphone with a super-slim 6.7mm profile. Now they’ve popped up again, this time for a previously unknown Android tablet: the Stylistic M532.There doesn’t appear to be anything eye-popping about the M532 in the brief hands-on shared by TechFokus. It’s a fairly slim 10-incher, though certainly not skinnier than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 — to which the M532’s wide black bezel edged in silver bears a strong resemblance. The back of the M532 isn’t an expanse of shiny, slippery plastic or cold metal. As you’d expect from a company with Fujitsu’s enterprise pedigree, the tablet is coated with a soft-touch finish like the one RIM used to coat the BlackBerry PlayBook.Under the hood you’ll find an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor powering the M532, and 8MP rear and 3MP front-facing cameras are included — additional specifics remain a mystery for now. The video below does provide a glimpse of the tablet’s ports, which include microUSB and a docking port, and there’s also a microSD card reader. It certainly seems responsive enough to the handler’s manic swiping, and apps launch and switch quickly thanks to the quad-core chip. While it’s running Honeycomb during the demo, the M532 will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.The M532 is slated for a May release and it’ll land on stores shelves with a 499 euro price tag. That’s about 20 euro more than the iPad 2, and it seems like wishful thinking in an era where every Android tablet priced higher than the Kindle Fire has struggled to make any serious gains against Apple’s reigning champion.More at Engadget and TechFokuslast_img read more


Cautious optimism for talks on Cyprus

first_imgCypriot Foreign Minister, Markos Kyprianou expressed cautious optimism regarding the direct talks between Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat at a meeting with Greek Australian media last Thursday. Mr Kyprianou voiced the Cypriot government’s satisfaction that at least a process is in place which “is moving ahead with talks despite certain difficulties.” He noted that lately there has been a shift in Turkey’s stance towards the Cyprus problem. “Turkey has now recognised the existence of a problem and understands the need for reaching a solution,” Mr Kyprianou said. “We haven’t agreed on the solution yet, but at least we are now past Turkey’s previous position – up until 2003 – that the Cyprus problem had been solved in 1974,” clarified the Cypriot Foreign Minister.Turkey in the past maintained the view that the problem had been solved with the partition of Cyprus after the invasion and occupation of the northern part of the island in 1974.However, Mr Kyprianou added that Turkey still needs to position itself constructively towards reaching a solution on the basis of the UN resolutions for the creation of a bizonal and a bicommunal Federation, “something which we haven’t seen yet,” stressed Mr Kyprianou.Asked about the role of former Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer, Mr Kyprianou replied that the Cypriot government is overall pleased, but rushed to point out that the United Nations’ role is only to assist and not to intervene in the process. Alexander Downer was appointed last year as the UN’s Secretary General Special Adviser on Cyprus.“At times, in some of his statements he may sound a bit more optimistic than us but that is logical because that is his role to keep the process [moving] on a fast pace,” Mr Kyprianou said referring to Mr Downer.The Cypriot Foreign Minister outlined the positive elements in the current environment: The fact that for the first time since 2004 there is a process in place and that the Cypriot government has been credited with good will. Moreover, procedural hurdles of the past have been alleviated, he said, with the direct talks facilitating the possible agreed solution by both communities instead of the 2004 experience of a mediated solution. “Already we have started to agree on a few issues ,” revealed Mr Kyprianou. In 2004 the then Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan had presented the two communities with the so-called Annan plan that was overwhelmingly rejected by Greek Cypriots in a referendum. When asked if the personal good relationship between Mr Christofias and Mr Talat is an ameliorating factor in the process, Mr Kyprianou admitted that it is helpful “not so much for reaching a solution but for easing the tension that may arise occasionally.”    Questioned about the new US administration and it’s potential role on the Cyprus problem, Mr Kyprianou stated that although Washington takes interest on the Cyprus issue it’s not one of its priorities. The Cypriot Foreign Minister made special note of the contribution of the Hellenic Diaspora here in Australia saying that Cyprus is depending on its help as its influence may sometimes be more effective compared to conventional diplomatic channels.Mr Kyprianou visited the devastated areas from the Victorian bushfires last Wednesday accompanied by Whittlesea Mayor Mary Lalios. On the same day he met with members of the Cypriot community in Melbourne. Similar meetings took place in Sydney and Adelaide and tomorrow he is expected to meet with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith. Their talks are expected to revolve around the Cyprus problem, regional issues of mutual interest in the Middle East and the South Pacific as well as strengthening bilateral economic ties. A press conference will follow their meeting. Mr Kyprianou will also meet with the Greek community in Canberra and depart for Cyprus on Wednesday. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Scientists Uncover 124 New Genes Associated With Neuroticism

first_img An international team of researchers identified 124 new genetic regions related to neuroticism.Considering scientists had previously classified only 16 associated genetic loci, this discovery marks a huge step toward understanding what powers psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.Led by statistical geneticist Danielle Posthuma of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the group performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of nearly 450,000 people.The study—which compares the DNA of participants—highlights the undeniable fact that everyone has some neuroses, be it worry, nerves, or general malaise.“Neuroticism is a very complex trait and we have found a lot of genes which are involved,” co-author Sophie van der Sluis, an assistant professor at VU’s Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, said in a statement published by the Daily Mail.“People may think that it is today’s hurried society, where we have so much to do, which makes us more nervous and neurotic,” she continued. “But in fact, some people will thrive on this pressure, where others find it harder to cope with these demands.”According to previous family studies, 40 percent of the differences in people with neuroticism are based on their genes—” thus inherited from their parents,” van der Sluis said.(All those years of blaming my mother for my anxiety finally pay off.)The team also identified two “subclusters” of neuroticism: “depressed affect” and “worry.”Those in the former group—characterized by wavering moods and feeling “miserable for no reason”—are more likely to pack on the pounds, smoke, and die at a young age based on their genetic makeup.Worriers’ genes, meanwhile, make them less susceptible to weight gain, the Daily Mail reported.These findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, are not the end-all-be-all of mental health; there is still plenty of work to be done before the full implications can be understood.But the research does open “new leads and testable functional hypotheses for unraveling the neurobiology of neuroticism,” the team said.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later last_img read more


TCIG Expresses Condolenses At The Death Of National Icon The Late Rev

first_img No medical report yet in Capron death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government offers sincere condolences to the family and friends on the death of the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell.The Premier, Dr. The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing, in deep reflection commented, “Our nation has suffered a tremendous loss today. Rev. Howell, as he was known to many, was a true patriot to our country and a soldier for our people. During his lifetime, he has made an invaluable contribution to the development of our society we are truly blessed to have known the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell and he will be greatly missed.” As the host of the popular Radio Talk Show, Expressions, Rev. Howell also stirred dialogue and national debate on some of the most controversial topics of our time but one of Rev. Howell’s most notable national accomplishments is the penning of the National Song This Land Of Ours.Our prayers are with the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell. May God be your source of comfort during this difficult time. May He strengthen you and keep you and may He bless these Turks and Caicos Islands. Related Items:death, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Adaptation of National Song debuts in memory of writer, Conrad Howell Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicidelast_img read more


Forbes murder trial pushed to Sept

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:attorney Arthur Hamilton, Christopher Forbes, murder, trial Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI July 18, 2017 — While murder-accused Christopher Forbes seeks additional counsel, his trial has been pushed back to September, 2017. Forbes, 33, is charged with two heinous murders which shocked the nation last year. The victims, two young Dominican women, Yuneiry Veras and Sonrineida Moreno Arias, were killed in April and July respectively. Both women’s bodies were found in bushes in remote areas of Providenciales. Forbes is currently represented by attorney Arthur Hamilton and the trial was set to begin July 13. However, Forbes is seeking a QC in addition to Hamilton and to facilitate this, the case has been postponed to September. Forbes is a Bahamian, TCI Belonger who worked as a bouncer at the time of the murders.#MagneticMediaNews#ForbesMurderTrial Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100last_img read more


Minister C Malla Reddy inaugurates new restaurant

first_imgBowenpally: Minister C Malla Reddy on Monday inaugurated a restaurant, ANR, started by three childhood friends near Tirumalgiri RTA office. The name represents the first letter of three names of the friends. The establishment serves both veg and non-veg food items. After going round the premises, Reddy praised the looks and the location which suits all sections of people. The owners stated that the rates have been finalised keeping in view the needs of various sections of people. It has a family section and AC facility, they added.last_img read more


Regular bedtime may boost your heart metabolic health

first_imgEver thought why a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health? A new study has found that regular bedtime and wake time may help you revive yourself and boost your heart and metabolic health.The study found that people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPeople with irregularity in sleeping pattern were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers, suggests the study, published in the journal Scientific Report.”From our study, we can’t conclude that sleep irregularity results in health risks, or whether health conditions affect sleep. Perhaps all of these things are impacting each other,” said lead author Jessica Lunsford-Avery, Assistant Professor at the Duke Health in Durham. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the study, the research team involved 1,978 older adults aged between 54 and 93. They used devices that tracked sleep schedules to learn whether even subtle changes – going to bed at 10:10 p.m. instead of the usual 10 pm – were linked to the health of participants.The study also tracked the duration of participants’ sleep and preferred timing – whether someone turned in early or was a night owl. According to these measures, people with hypertension tended to sleep more hours, and people with obesity tended to stay up till late. The team also found that people with irregular sleeping habit experienced more sleepiness during the day and were less active – perhaps because they were tired.last_img read more


Even Coinbase thinks you should maybe chill for a goddamn minute

first_imgThe good times will always be here!Image: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Jack Morse2017-12-08 23:43:05 UTC Bitcoin. It’s pretty great, amirite? But, ya know, could you maybe just chill the fuck out on it for a single goddamn second?I mean, jeez, this rocket ship is on a one-way trip to the cryptocurrency moon — that much we know for sure — but, what if, and just bear with me here for a second ’cause this is gonna sound crazy, what if it’s not?Sure, Bitcoin is hitting record highs seemingly every day now, and if there’s one thing spending BTC at dark-web marketplaces has taught me it’s that monumental highs feel like they’ll last forever. But perhaps it’s time to cut our unbridled exuberance with some downers. Thankfully, the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is here to do just that. In a Dec. 7 blog post, the company’s co-Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong reminded us to perhaps take a deep breath before we click that “buy” button. Titled “Please invest responsibly — an important message from the Coinbase team,” the message reads as part warning and part reminder that, much like with love, there are no guarantees in Bitcoin. A section titled “Be an educated investor” really drives this home. “We also wanted to remind customers of some of the risks associated with trading digital currency,” writes Armstrong. “Digital currencies are volatile and the prices can go up and down. Due to the rapidly changing price of digital currencies, some customers may not have sell limits that are sufficient relative to the value of total digital currency they are storing on Coinbase.”Sell limits are restrictions Coinbase places on your account limiting the amount (in terms of USD) that a person can sell in a given amount of time. You might, say, have a sell limit of $10,000 per week. If you’re holding onto $100,000 worth of BTC, and things take a sudden turn for the worse… well, you could be left holding a bag whose value quickly evaporates before your very eyes.Coinbase really really really wants you to remember that.  Oh, and also, while Coinbase is probably stoked that it’s the second most popular app in the App Store according to App Annie, popularity brings with it its own set of headaches. “The last few weeks has seen an unprecedented increase in the price of digital currencies,” explains Armstrong. “More people are engaging with our platform than ever and that bodes well for the future of the digital currency. At the same time, it does create extreme volatility and stress on our systems.”That stress could manifest as “the inability to buy or sell for periods of time” — something that might present a problem during these aforementioned extremely volatile times. So breathe deeply, slow your Bitcoin trading roll, and cut it out with all the stress already. Your wallet will thank you. That is, unless, Bitcoin keeps increasing in value. Then it won’t thank you.  Man, I really need to buy some Bitcoin.last_img read more


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first_img Smiths Medical PM’s most popular medical grade quality pulse oximeter, the BCI 3301, is a portable pulse oximetry monitoring system compatible with personal computers or commercially available printers. Designed for simple, accurate spot-checking, it is ideal for use in outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, during emergency transport or for home care, said the company. The BCI 3301 reportedly provides fast SpO2 and pulse rate measurements on any patient from neonate to adult. The Digit Finger Oximeter delivers fast oximetry in a pocket-size solution by combining the monitor and sensor into one unit, providing SpO2, pulse rate and pulse strength measurements on patients from pediatric to adult. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | June 12, 2008 BCI 3301 Delivers Oximetry Fast last_img read more


Nrmal Festival readies for takeoff

first_imgRelated posts:PHOTOS: Sights and sounds of Costa Rica’s first Nrmal Festival After three-year hiatus, Blues Festival plays in Guanacaste Radio Hit celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight at Hoxton Pub A chat with groundbreaking actor RJ Mitte – ‘A disability is a personal challenge’ The much-anticipated Nrmal Festival Costa Rica is now less than two weeks away: the event, known for promoting emerging talent, will kick off Nov. 21 at the Centro de Eventos Pedegral in San Antonio de Belén, Heredia.The Nrmal Festival has been taking place annually in Mexico since 2010, and has become an important way for Latin American artists to gain traction. Next week’s festival in Heredia will make Costa Rica the first country to host this festival outside of Mexico; here, Costa Rican platform Epicentro is a co-organizer. “This is a festival that has ventured on presenting new, independent, and emerging musical talent with the purpose of encouraging people to discover new music,” Nrmal’s Moni Saldaña told The Tico Times.The Nrmal Festival seeks to present its guests with a gastronomical experience to complement the music (more information about the lineup of bands is here).“Epicentro’s support has enabled us to take this first step in Costa Rica. In all of Nrmal’s editions [in Mexico], Costa Rican bands have participated; Costa Rica has a very rich cultural scene,” Saldaña added. “There are amazing bands, projects, and mass media projects that we love… there are interesting things going on. Many times physical spaces are missing in which all of these people can come together.”The festival’s name is designed to confound: when pronounced, it sounds like the world “normal,” yet when written, it is unusual.“It’s that irony that you’re using the word normal, but it’s not the normal. Its philosophy is to take something different and create an event in which a distinct musical proposal is offered. It’s a bit about the contradictions,” Saldaña said.This first edition has no entrance fee, but limited space. The first tickets were raffled amongst the people who registered online. Nrmal will be giving out more tickets, so those who’d like to attend should keep an eye on their website and Facebook page.See also: Costa Rica prepares for a blast of musicFestival Nrmal takes place Nov. 21 at the Centro de Eventos Pedegral in San Antonio de Belén, Heredia. For more information visit Epicentro’s webpage or the event page on Facebook.center_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more


French president lands in Congo after Senegal stop

first_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The spokesperson for the Congolese government, Lambert Mende, says that it is for the Congolese people to accept or reject the situation in their own country and not for France to give lessons.Hollande’s visit to Congo comes after a first stop in Senegal, where he was applauded for his tone and message.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – France’s president has landed in the Congolese capital as part of Francois Hollande’s first trip to the African continent since taking office earlier this year.Hollande arrived Saturday and will be taking part in the Francophonie summit and is also expected to meet with President Joseph Kabila as well as with the opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.Hollande said earlier this week that “the situation (in Congo) is absolutely unacceptable in terms of human rights, democracy and the respect of the opposition”, provoking Kinshasa’s outrage.center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologylast_img read more


Natural Disasters Lingering Delinquency Impact

first_imgCorelogic’s latest Loan Performance Insight report found that the amount of mortgages that were delinquent more than 30 days decreased slightly year-over-year by 0.8% to 4%.The report states the nation’s overall delinquency rate has fallen on a year-over-year basis for the past 14-consecutive months. Fewer delinquencies attribute to the strength of loan vintages in the years since the residential lending market has recovered following the housing crisis.In February, 11 metropolitan areas experienced small annual gains in their serious delinquency rates—mortgages that are more than 90 days delinquent. The largest gains were in four Southeast metros affected by natural disasters in 2018.Panama City, Florida, had the nation’s highest serious delinquency rate of 2%. Every state, for the exception of Minnesota, saw a decrease in serious delinquency rates. Minnesota’s rate was unchanged from 2018.Eleven Core Base Statistical Areas/Metros saw its serious delinquency rate increase, most of which were located on the East Coast.”We are on track to test generational lows as delinquency rates hit their lowest point in almost two decades. Given the economic outlook, we are likely to see more declines over the balance of this year. Reflective of the drop in delinquency rates, no state experienced a year-over-year increase in its foreclosure inventory rate so far in 2019,” said Frank Martell, Corelogic’s President and CEO.The amount of homes in foreclosure saw a slight decline, falling to 0.4% in February 2019 from 0.6% last year. Corelogic also reported the amount of home more than 120 days past due fell to 1.1% from 1.7% in February 2018.Unchanged were the share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30-days past due, remaining at 1%. This stat peaked at 2% in November 2008 and was 1.2% in January 2007, just before the financial collapse.Individual states are moving to improve the amount of homes being foreclosed. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several new laws into effect last month aiming to curb New jersey’s foreclosure crisis.“The foreclosure crisis has hurt our economy and jeopardized economic security of too many New Jersey families,” Murphy said. “Our communities cannot succeed while vacant or foreclosed homes sit empty or while families live in limbo. I am proud to sign these bills into law [Monday] and get New Jersey closer to ending the foreclosure crisis.”Black Knight’s 2018 Mortgage Monitor report had New Jersey’s foreclosure rate at the end of 2018 at 1.77%, trailing only Mississippi (2.36%), Louisiana (2.05%), and West Virginia (1.81%). CoreLogic loans mortgage Mortgage Rates 2019-05-14 Mike Albanese Share May 14, 2019 632 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Servicing Natural Disasters’ Lingering Delinquency Impactlast_img read more