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Monday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgIt’s certainly been an eventful nine months since Roberto Di Matteo was placed in charge at Stamford Bridge. Test your knowledge of his reign as Chelsea boss by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-49] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sasol backs SA women’s football

first_img26 June 2013Women’s football in South Africa has received a huge boost, with Sasol signing a new four-year deal with the SA Football Association (Safa).The petroleum and chemical company will remain as the headline sponsor of the South African national women’s team, Banyana Banyana, and will continue its support of the Sasol League, the country’s leading women’s football league.The deal sees an established partnership further cemented and the continuation of the work that was started four years ago when Sasol came on board as the sponsor of Banyana Banyana.Amaglug-glugSasol and football have a history dating back to the days of Amaglug-glug (South Africa’s under-23 national soccer team), which got its nickname from the petroleum giant’s sponsorship. The company has been involved in the development of local football ever since.In the last four years, it has played a leading role in the development of women’s football and has also been a key enabler of women empowerment through football, which is in line with the company’s position of supporting the South African campaign for gender equity.Olympic GamesMost notably, with Sasol’s support, Banyana Banyana qualified for the Olympic Games in 2012. The women’s football event featured only 12 teams, four fewer than the Women’s World Cup, which South Africa has not yet qualified to attend. The team’s results included a goalless draw with reigning World Cup champions Japan.Banyana Banyana are currently ranked 51st in the world and fourth in Africa. They finished as runners-up in the 2012 African Women’s Championship.“We are very proud that Sasol, in partnership with Safa, is making a significant impact on developing women in sport from the ground up,” Nolitha Fakude, executive director at Sasol, said in a statement on Tuesday.“Our players have done Sasol and South Africa proud as they have continued to improve and showcase their talent on the global sporting stage.”Sasol LeagueThe Sasol League has 144 teams nationwide and with each province having 16 teams. It has afforded many players the opportunity to further their studies at top tertiary institutions while still playing football.“The Sasol sponsorship has played an integral role in what we have been trying to achieve with women’s football,” said Safa president Kirsten Nematandani. “It has allowed our ladies to participate in international competitions and that has helped develop the national team.“We are excited by the renewal of the sponsorship as this allows us to extend the development opportunities to more female footballers and to continue our work in women’s football,” Nematandani said.“Our challenge to other corporate companies is to emulate the nation building spirit of Sasol.”SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

National FFA Convention photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest     Fruit Production – Austin Dotterer, Smithville Dairy Production-Placement – Joanna Frankenberg, New Bremen Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Placement – Andy Holscher, Upper Valley CC Diversified Agricultural Production – Jacob Wuebker, Versailles Dairy Production-Entrepreneurship – Rachel Sherman, Big Walnut-DACC Diversified Crop Production-Placement – Justin Scott, Indian Valley Jacob Zajkowski, Anthony Wayne, won Plant Systems Division 3.   Matt Reese talked to some of the State FFA officers. The Covington Chapter won the Model of Excellence award. The Covington Chapter won the Model of Excellence award. Jackson Reppart Ridgemont sang in the National FFA Chorus. American Star in Agribusiness Finalist – Luke Scott, Wynford Kolesen McCoy was the candidate for National Officers from Ohio. American Star in Agriscience Finalist – Olivia Pflaumer, Zane Trace Todd Peterson, Miami Trace, was an American Star in AgriBUsiness finalist. Brayden Sponcil, Felicity-Franklin, rocks the drums. The Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter rocked the talent show. Kolt Buchenroth talks to Olivia Pflaumer, Zane Trace. Kolt Buchenroth interviewed Luke Scott from Wynford. Matt Reese talked to Auston Dotterer after he won his proficiency award.American FFA Degrees – 438                                                         American Star in Agribusiness Finalist – Luke Scott, Wynford American Star in Agriscience Finalist – Olivia Pflaumer, Zane Trace American Star Farmer Finalist – Todd Peterson, Miami Trace Honorary American DegreeRoland Fisher, Covington National Officer Candidate – Kolesen McCoy, Global Impact STEM Academy National Proficiency Award Finalists (27)Agricultural Education – Bailey Lowe, Felicity-FranklinAgriscience Research Plant – Kayla Wyse, PettisvilleAgricultural Processing – Logan Schlauch, West HolmesAgricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Brandt Coffman, Liberty UnionAgricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Placement – Andy Holscher, Upper Valley CCAgricultural Sales-Placement – Kylie Blair, Miami East-MVCTCBeef Production-Placement – Wyatt Mohler, Houston-UVCCDairy Production-Entrepreneurship – Rachel Sherman, Big Walnut-DACCDairy Production-Placement – Joanna Frankenberg, New BremenDiversified Agricultural Production – Jacob Wuebker, VersaillesDiversified Crop Production-Entrepreneurship – Rose Zeedyk, FairviewDiversified Crop Production-Placement – Justin Scott, Indian ValleyDiversified Livestock – Chyann Kendel, Twin Valley South-MVCTCEnvironmental Science and Natural Resource Management – Hunter Welch, MariettaEquine Science-Entrepreneurship – Shae Robinson, Covington-UVCCEquine Science-Placement – Hanna Shafer, Covington-UVCCForage Production – Montgomery Boes, Upper SanduskyFruit Production – Austin Dotterer, SmithvilleGrain Production-Placement – Reed Aller, St. MarysGoat Production – Alexandrea Stewart, Southeastern-RossNursery Operations – Eliza Mertz, Houston-UVCCPoultry Production – Cole Luthman, VersaillesSmall Animal Produciton and Care – Kelci Cooper, Houston-UVCCSpecialty Animal – Kayla Wilson, Western BrownSwine Production-Entrepreneurship – Jacob Fogt, AnnaSwine Production-Placement – Kyle Searson, Waynesfield-GoshenWildlife Production and Management – Jayme Pennell, West Holmes National Chapter Award-Premier Chapter FinalistsGrowing Leaders – Houston-UVCC, RidgemontBuilding Communities – Genoa-Penta, South CentralStrengthening Agriculture – Ridgemont National Chapter Award-Model of ExcellenceCovington-UVCC, Felicity-Franklin, Otsego, Ridgemont Three-Star Chapters – Amanda-Clearcreek, Black River, Bowling Green-Penta, Covington-UVCC,Felicity-Franklin, Firelands, Genoa-Penta, Houston-UVCC, London, Lynchburg-Clay, Marysville, McClain,Miami East-MVCTC, Miami Trace, Missinssinawa Valley-MVCTC, Mowrystown, National Trail-MVCTC,New Bremen, North Union, Northeastern-Clark, Otsego-Penta, Peebles, Ridgemont, South Central, Spencerville, St. Marys, Upper Sandusky, Valley View-MVCTC, Versailles, Wauseon, Zane Trace Two-Star Chapters – Cardington, Elgin, Pettisville National Agriscience Fair FinalistsAnimal Systems Division 1 – Abigail Paxton, UticaAnimal Systems Division 2 – Alyssa Myers and Lola Proffitt, Felicity-FranklinAnimal Systems Division 4 – Collin Wallace and Kolton Skaggs, RidgemontAnimal Systems Division 5 – Camille Stanton, Delaware Area CCEnviron Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 3 – Emily Stevens, New LondonEnviron Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 4 – Josiah Strahm and Jaden Hensel, RidgemontEnviron Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 5 – Kayla Wyse, PettisvilleEnviron Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 6 – Joseph Glassmeyer and Jared Hamilton, Felicity-FranklinFood Products and Processing Systems Division 1 – Austin Voshall, Global Impact STEM AcademyFood Products and Processing Systems Division 3 – Abigail Lister, Bloom-CarrollPlant Systems Division 3 – Jacob Zajkowski, Anthony WaynePlant Systems Division 4 – Landen Tull and Audrey Pinger, Felicity-FranklinPlant Systems Division 6 – Rebekah Grayless and Jordan Grayless, Eastern BrownPower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 1 – Chase Fyffe, Global Impact STEM AcademyPower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 3 – Braden Skates, PettisvillePower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4 – Owen Barnes and Olivia Barnes, WestfallPower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 5 – Trina Orr, UticaSocial Science Division 1 – Bailee Amstutz, North UnionSocial Science Division 3 – Ian Hoffman, Millcreek-West UnitySocial Science Division 4 – Anna Wright and Lillian Fries, Anthony WayneSocial Science Division 5 – Trinnetee France, Eastern BrownSocial Science Division 6 – Justin Schobeloch and Darby Minor, Westfall Career Development EventsWinners TBD National Band ParticipantsThomas Rindfuss, Wynford National Chorus ParticipantsEmma Widmer, GibsonburgMason Snyder, WilmingtonJackson Reppart, Ridgemont National Talent ParticipantsMadison Baird, Felicity-FranklinCassidy Louderback, Felicity-FranklinBrayden Sponcil, Felicity-FranklinChole Quatkemeyer, Felicity-FranklinKatelyn Hanes, 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The Healthcare System: An Apple Tablet’s Biggest Opportunity

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike kirkwood Apple’s “iTablet” – whatever it may be – could be destined to transform our care delivery system in a major way. For years, key hardware vendors like Panasonic, Toshiba, HP and Intel have been working hard to embed tablet computers into hospitals. The promise of improved clinical information systems, based on real-time information updates across patient touchpoints could be a workflow game changer. If the tablet becomes the tool that is carried with a nurse or doctor on their travels from patient to patient, it will save time, money and lives by enabling the first “always updated” system.Unfulfilled OpportunityConsidering the massive expense of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system – for example the $4 billion spent by Kaiser Permanente – data synchronization is a huge investment for the healthcare system. At the national level, the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) is administering billions of dollars of stimulus dollars to help systems move forward into the electronic realm. But early today, the ONC’s Charles Friedman told a FDA interoperability meeting that in 2008, a mere 4% of systems in the United States qualify as “fully functional” electronic health record systems. With all the fantastic and innovative work that has gone into creating a healthcare specific devices, such as Panasonic’s series of tablet PCs, it’s not the mainstream yet. A big part of this reason is usability of the software. Clearly, vendors have been building creative and durable machines. But in a similar way that earlier smartphones now seem clumsy compared to the iPhone, we haven’t yet seen a product that is amazing. Something like what we think the Apple tablet could be would change this landscape overnight and may be priced at a point that’s much less than other medical devices on the market. Mobile Health MomentumThe iPhone has already changed the face of healthcare. Apple shared this fact at last year’s iPhone OS 3.0 release and within the keynote at WWDC. The momentum that started with consumer applications has moved to forward-looking doctors and health providers. We know that it is becoming common practice for some doctors and nurses to carry both their company-issued Blackberry and their personally purchased iPhone. There are already amazing applications in the market. AirStrip allows doctors to monitor patient vital signs and receive alerts from afar. There are now personal health records that can be carried and updated from anywhere. Additionally, there are information-rich applications that allow nurses, doctors and patients to look up health information in real time. Last week during the Haiti tragedy, an injured individual was able to use an iPhone to treat himself using an first aid application on the iPhone. Clinician Ready Apple and EPIC systems have been collaborating to release the first version of MyChartManager on the iPhone. EPIC is a leading provider of EHR in the United States, and powers systems such as Kaiser Permanente and Palo Alto Medical Foundation in the Bay Area, to name a few. The application, named Haiku was released on Jan. 13, 2010, and several health systems are in the process of testing it. It’s a clear contender for the “killer app” in the hospital setting. Looking at the screenshots, it’s clear that more screen real estate would be ideal – which means it may be just the right time for an iTablet-like device to emerge on the market.It’s the AppsIt is nearly certain that iPhone OS 4.0 will create a path for existing applications to “upsize” to a tablet device, and this includes size. The medical category today is already the highest-aggregate-priced category on the App Store today, and with the promise of applications inside the clinical walls, the opportunity gets much larger. The iPhone-to-tablet combination may be the biggest reason that a tablet is successful in the market, since the entire iPhone developer community will be able to deliver on this new platform. With Apple’s success in having an integrated OS that shares core libraries across both the Mac and iPhone, it is likely that a table device will also connect with apps from both the iPhone and the Mac.Workflow Wish ListHaving had the opportunity to observe clinical workflow and talk with several healthcare providers – including Kaiser Permanente and the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital – we’ve compiled a list of device capabilities that would change healthcare. Our wishlist includes:Real-time observations, including vitals signs: It is amazing that many systems still require doctors or nurses to take down vitals on pencil and paper, even when an EHR is in place. Shift changes: Shift transitions between nurses can be greatly improved by having a device that is mobile and moves freely with each part of the staff, so that the shift exchange is a workflow generated process that isn’t tied to a physical location. Nurses move, the system should too.Rich content delivery: The ability to share with a patient what is going to happen in rich detail, including video, can be a major force in improving readiness of the patient.Video: Bringing remote feeds right into the emergency room, outpatient setting or other environment should be easier than ever before.Family and friends: Offering a feature for family and friends to directly communicate with the patient is a huge opportunity. A tablet may be the perfect device to enable more personal discussion and check-ins with family members in the hospital, near or far.PredictionIf Apple does in fact show a tablet device at the Jan. 27 event, hospitals around the country will react with pilot programs, and we will see tablets and Macs join the iPhone in helping deliver healthcare with a new era of style and grace. It is also true that Apple will have an uphill battle getting past corporate IT; getting support in the enterprise as a new class of device is a daunting challenge. But the “iTablet” will give visionary IT leaders more opportunity to change the status quo and look to the future.We can hear the doctor already: “Take two moments to fire up your iTablet, and teleconference me in the morning.”What do you think, could a tablet be the product that brings Apple inside the hospital walls and improve the system?Photo credit: Balazs Gal. 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How To Never Compromise On Your Goals

first_imgThe amount of time you spend on the very few activities necessary to achieve a goal or a specific outcome is one way to measure how important is the goal, and how serious you are about making it. It is easier to want something than it is to bring that thing to life. More time spent in pursuit of what’s most important is proof that you are willing to do the work necessary to reach your goal. Time spent on things that don’t move you towards what Future You wants, or worse, things that move you further away from your goals, means you are not committed to the outcome. Here is how you never compromise on your goals.Activities Unrelated to Your GoalsTime requires you to choose. If you are not intentional about deciding what to do, you will invariably find yourself caught up in “The Drift,” passively waiting, responding to anything and everything that grabs your attention. Most of what vies for your time will have nothing to do with your goals.The most significant sources of distraction and novelties with the power to pull you into “The Drift,” include your email inbox, the social sites, the things that interest you, and the constant barrage from media designed to capture your intention, mostly with provocative or negative information.Inbox: It is unlikely that what shows up in your inbox has any relevance or value as it pertains to your goals. Most of what you find there are other people’s priorities, their requests, and unbelievably vast amounts of things that provide zero value in trade for your time. What shows up there pulls you in a direction that is almost certain to move you away from the work you need to do to achieve your goal. The overwhelming amount of emails can paralyze you, which is why you should avoid opening your inbox until you have made progress on your goal. The time you spend here is expensive, and it comes at the cost of your goals.Social: The social sites have ushered in a communications revolution, making everyone a content creator at different levels. It has also made each of us more of a content consumer. The sites you frequent most often are designed to keep you on the platform. The more you scroll, the more valuable you are to their business model, a model that depends on you staying online and clicking on advertisements. Welcome to “The Drift,” where one link leads to the next, and you find yourself clicking your way through a more substantial part of your day than would be healthy – at an expense that is much too high.Media: If you care about sports, entertainment, politics, global affairs, or some popular television show, there is no end of options of things that have nothing to do with your goals. Add to this a media that is mostly designed to provoke you, create an emotional response, and capturing your attention, and you have the perfect storm of distractions. Unless you work in media and have goals around these things, the time you spend here to moves you further away from your goals.You can have your goals, or you can have your distractions. You cannot have both.Activities Necessary to Reach Your GoalsBecause time requires you to choose how you will use it, you have the power to decide what you will do, and more importantly, what you will not do with your time. The best decision is to let Future You, the better you that you imagine and are working towards creating, make the decision. Future You is a more disciplined version of yourself, you that wants something more, that is becoming something more.There are very few activities necessary for reaching your goals. These few things must dominate your time. The greater your investment of time, provided you are competent, the more confident you will achieve your goal. You can think of this as a metric we might call “time against goal.”If you want to reach your sales goal, the time spent prospecting and in client meetings is one way to measure your effort, your willingness to do the right work, and the likelihood you reach your goal. Time spent on things that do not produce new opportunities or allow you to win them deprive you of time and move you further away from your goal. One of the most common ways salespeople miss their goal is because they don’t spend enough of their time selling. They don’t sell enough, because they very literally don’t sell enough.If you want better relationships, spending time with the people that matter most is a metric that indicates how important that goal is to you. Communication is easy. Real communication, your full focus and attention, and your presence is more complicated. There may be no bigger gift one can give another than their full presence. If you seek work-life balance, think less in terms of hours and more in terms of hours of presence.Whatever your goals, the work necessary to achieve it needs to dominate your calendar. When you allow something less than your highest priorities, command your time and energy, it takes more time to reach your goals—if you reach them at all.Values-Based DecisionsYour goals require that you make values-based decisions. You have to decide that “this” is better than “that.” All things cannot be equal, and because time requires you to choose, you have to determine your priorities, without which, you will drift.Without clarity about what is most important, you allow everything to come into your world, make demands on your time, your attention, and your energy, while your goals and outcomes go without the time that should be dedicated to what you want, and not what shows up.Everything you decide to do—or not do—should have to pass through filters tight enough to deprive those things that are meaningless while letting through what is critical to what you want in the future. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Tripura MLA joins BJP, disqualified

first_imgTripura Assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath, on Friday announced the disqualification of Ratan Lal Nath,MLA, under the anti-defection law. The former leader of opposition who won from Mohanpur assembly constituency five times in a row as a Congress nominee, had recently joined BJP. The state Congress President Birajit Sinha had lodged a complaint with the Speaker to disqualify Mr. Nath a day after the latter joined BJP on December 22 last. Hundreds of his supports also joined the party at a function attended by BJP General Secretary and party’s northeast in-charge Ram Madhav and Tripura poll in-charge as well as Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.Following the Congress complaint, the Speaker had called him for an explanation but Mr. Ratan Lal had skipped the hearing convened by the Speaker citing health reason.last_img read more

Prince William Visits Charity Initiatives In East Yorkshire

first_imgPrince William was in East Yorkshire this week for a number of charity visits.Prince William’s trip included a visit to Goole High School to launch a new award for primary school children as Royal Patron of the charity SkillForce.SkillForce draws on the values and skills of ex-forces personnel to inspire young people to achieve at school.The Duke watched the youngsters take part in a team bridge-building exercise in the school yard which was inspired by the 70th anniversary of D-Day later this week.The Duke chatted about the SkillForce initiative with staff, pupils and representatives of the charity.The new SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award is aimed at nine and 10-year-olds, especially under-privileged children who do not have easy access to these kind of activities. It is particularly aimed as smoothing the transition for children between primary and secondary school.The award involves team-building and problem-solving challenges, team sports, outdoor pursuits including camping, first aid, navigation, observing remembrance and community projects.Goole High School has worked with a group of local primary schools to develop the new national award programme.Speaking before the visit, Peter Cross, Chief Executive of SkillForce, said: “The award is designed to engage younger learners in exciting lessons, challenges and community projects that prepare them for secondary education, a time when some students can begin to lose their way.“Our programme builds up the children’s confidence, resilience, team work and problem solving to give them a boost before the start of new adventures and encourage them to take a more active role in their town, city or village.“It’s SkillForce’s 10th birthday, and we are honoured that our Royal Patron has marked the occasion by lending his support to the Junior Prince’s Award for roll-out across the country.”Later, The Duke travelled to West Yorkshire where he visited the youth homeless charity Centrepoint’s base in Bradford and joined young people undergoing media training.His Royal Highness followed in his mother’s footsteps by taking on the patronage of Centrepoint as his first charity, influenced by memories of visiting the charity’s premises with his parents as a child.Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orglast_img read more