Read Full Story This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the tragic death of Betsy Lehman, a health care reporter for the Boston Globe. She died from a medical error during her hospital treatment in Massachusetts.A new poll conducted in Massachusetts two decades later finds that the problem of medical errors still exists, with nearly one in four Massachusetts adults (23 percent) reporting that they have personally been involved in a medical error situation in the past five years. This includes those who believe that a preventable medical error was made in their own care or in the care of someone close to them where they were very familiar with the care that person was receiving.“Medical errors” were defined to poll respondents as the following: “Sometimes when people receive medical care, mistakes are made. These mistakes sometimes result in no harm; sometimes, they may result in additional or prolonged treatment, disability, or death. These types of mistakes are called medical errors.”About half of those involved in a medical error situation (or 13 percent of total Massachusetts adults) said the medical error resulted in serious health consequences for the individual. Most of these medical errors (75 percent) occurred while the affected individuals were being treated at a hospital. Massachusetts residents believe that the more important cause of medical errors is mistakes made by individual physicians and nurses (52 percent) rather than by hospitals or clinics where they work (33 percent).
In a Monday email sent to the Notre Dame community, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced the creation of a task force on diversity, equity and inclusion and said the Columbus murals featured in Main building will finally be covered after the initial decision came over a year ago.In light of the months of protests fighting for racial equality in the U.S. and requests from the student body, Jenkins said the University has been reviewing its efforts towards diversity, equality and exclusion on campus.“Important conversations and concrete initiatives are underway in various areas of the University,” Jenkins said.These initiatives include conversations between student leaders and senior administrators about improving campus policing, mental health resources and cultural competency in first year Moreau class modules, in addition to the creation of a student diversity center, funding for student clubs and diversity training for upperclassmen, graduate students and faculty.The student and administrative leaders are also discussing the possibility of creating additional curricular offerings related to diversity and inclusion.“Our provost, Marie Lynn Miranda, has met with faculty from underrepresented minority groups and is formulating plans for recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and deepening conversations about race and diversity,” Jenkins said.Jenkins also said the University is working on making antiracism a part of the core curriculum education while looking to improve the experience of minority students on campus.He and several other administrators in admissions and elsewhere are working to enhance the diversity of the University through its student body and management positions.In addition to these efforts and in request by the chairman of the board of trustees Jack Brennan, the University will establish the Trustee Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The task force will, “examine the campus climate, hear from various constituencies, review University initiatives and offer recommendations,” Jenkins said.National Basketball Association President of League Operations Byron O. Spruell will chair the task force.“I hope the task force will help us identify initiatives that have been successful and those that have not achieved their goals, point out blind spots or gaps in our efforts and indicate how we might improve,” Jenkins said. “Their report will, I believe, inform our plans for the next decade for making Notre Dame more fully the diverse, equitable and inclusive community our Catholic mission calls us to be.”Jenkins also announced the installation of removable coverings over the Columbus murals, featured in the Main Building and subject to much controversy, will occur in September. A temporary display about the murals will be installed soon after.“We are planning a larger exhibition about the early history of the University to include the story of the murals, which will be assembled once undergraduate admissions moves to McKenna Hall from the Main Building next year,” Jenkins said.Reproductions of the images will be part of this exhibit to be viewed in historical context.Jenkins initially announced in January 2019 the murals would be covered. The original murals will be displayed on special occasion, and faculty may request access to them for course work and research purposes.With the upcoming election season, Jenkins urged the Notre Dame community to remain civil in political debates.“Here is a rule of thumb: If a statement is designed not to persuade an opponent but to demean or intimidate him or her, don’t say it,” Jenkins said. “Its effect will not advance the debate but create toxic divisions that in the end will be most toxic to us.”Tags: Columbus murals, Fr. John Jenkins, Task Force on Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Trustee task force
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft-beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned flagship brew, Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas featuring Dale’s Pale Ale as the nation’s #3 top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. Oskar Blues is available nationwide in the US and in over 20 countries. Oskar Blues Brewery is a proud member of CANarchy, a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers dedicated to bringing high-quality, innovative flavors to drinkers in the name of independent craft beer. About Oskar Blues Brewery After the jams die down, revelers are invited to camp out at REEB Ranch, a pastoral piece of land at the foot of Dupont State Forest. Saturday morning starts with a group mountain bike or group road bike ride organized by REEB Cycles, a trail run led by Wild Bill, or a group paddle down the French Broad River. The REEB Ranch bike park will be open for those who want to get funky on the dual slalom course, the pumptrack, or the skillz area. Then, a yoga session will get everyone in the right state of mind to taste over 200 beers from the nation’s best craft breweries. During Saturday’s craft beer jubilation, a pantheon of musical acts will heat up the Burning CAN stage. Empire Strikes Brass will lay down powerful, high energy brass/funk/rock sounds; Los Colognes will provide philosophic, “quietly anthemic” rock and roll; Dangermuffin will create organic folk Americana tunes; and Trongone Band will bring rock and country sounds to the stage. Finally, the evening will wrap up (get it?) with a mind-melting performance by Here Come The Mummies, an eight-piece group of 5,000 year old mummies that throw down “terrifying funk from beyond the grave.” Brevard, NC (June 12, 2019) - Oskar Blues Brewery’s Annual Burning CAN Beer Fest will pop off on August 9-10 at the scenic REEB Ranch in Hendersonville, NC. Burning CAN is a weekend-long craft beer throwdown complete with outdoor sports, camping, two nights of live music by internationally touring bands, food trucks; and the main event – a craft beer fest featuring over 70 breweries. Tickets to Burning CAN Beer Fest are on sale now. Jam the best of the craft-beer-in-a-can lifestyle into one giant weekend party – music, beer, mountain sports, food, and revelry. Ticket options include music-only, music-and-beer or weekend passes. Click here for ticket info or contact Aaron Baker at [email protected] for more information. The celebration kicks off on Friday with soulful blues-rock smothered in psychedelic sauce by Asheville’s own Travers Brothership; followed by soulful, hip-hop infused, melodic math rock by Tauk. Headliner Moon Taxi is no stranger to the music festival scene, having played at huge fests like Coachella, Hangout and Beale Street. A five-piece progressive pop/funk/rock outfit from Nashville, Moon Taxi’s magnetic, energetic performance is sure to get cans shaking at Burning CAN! Once everyone has worked up a thirst, the main event will crack open – Saturday afternoon’s beer fest with more than 70 breweries pouring exclusively from CANs at the region’s sole can-only beer festival. Beer lovers will be introduced to craft beer from all over the East Coast and beyond. What’s the deal with cans? Oskar Blues Brewery started stuffing Dale’s Pale Ale into a can in 2002, igniting the craft can revolution that continues today. Cans are infinitely recyclable – not to mention light and portable to suit every adventurous craft beer lover’s lifestyle.
I keep emphasizing that in tourism we have to tell stories, our autochthonous stories. One of the great channels for telling stories and promotion is definitely video, which has taken precedence on social networks. Video is a trend that is growing day by day, but like everything, so through the video segment we need to know what our goal is and we definitely need to pay attention to quality production with a unique story and message.The time of mosaic videos with shots from the destination is long over, but still, in today’s time when we talk about destination promotion through promotional films, we still unfortunately see too many classic mosaic films, without soul and experience, and yet without such an important story and desire to come. .Every promotional video in tourism must attract attention, keep people from watching it to the end and must tell the story and encourage the viewer to react, ie that the viewer identifies with the story and wants to experience it live. In marketing we can highlight several tactics, but this time I will highlight the AIDA model (Attention, Interest, Desire and Action – attention, interest, desire and action) video or ad should first attract the attention of the customer, ie it should be good enough to interest him, create desire for the product and ultimately encourages it to purchase itself. Especially today when the noise in communication is never greater and getting attention as well as time (not just a second, but 30 or more seconds to watch the video to the end) of the target group is extremely difficult. Once we get the attention, we have to be able to keep it and we’ve done half the work there already.After that, we have to create a feeling or atmosphere that people are imagining in a destination while watching a promotional film and finally give it a good enough motive to start an action – looking for concrete information about the destination. Of course, as with everything today, so with the production of promotional films, everything must have its goal and purpose. So each video has a different purpose and purpose because it is not the same to record a video of 15 or 30 seconds or one of a few minutes. After all, if we managed to gain the trust and desire to come, there comes a quality and informative website with all the experiences, content, activities, offers and other information about the destination, to present the entire offer of the destination, ie the whole story.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Want to buy indigenous products of people from this promotional film? /Bokonić vega raja – LAG Eastern Istria from level52 on Vimeo.Nothing is accidental, and so is this whole process that must be very well planned, structured and executed in order to be successful. That is why I constantly point out that on the websites of our tourist destinations we must not sell accommodation in the foreground, but experiences and stories, because that is exactly the motive for coming. This is just a plastic example of the decision-making process, but when we go deeper into the whole story we come to the complexity of the whole process where every color, sentence, slogan, frame, word, sound… weighs and carefully plans to be successful in the end.Recently, with a quality video production in the tourism segment, I was attracted by a young team from the company Level52, which brings together creatives Bianca Dagosti, Goran Načinović and Sanel Isanović, and then there was an occasion to talk and tell their success story from the angle of those who create great videos.In a conversation with Goran Načinović and Sanel Isanović from the company Level52 from Labin we talked about the situation on the market, in which direction it is developing and what elements an excellent Tourist video must have. So let’s go in order, right in the head. When asked if our tourism, ie our tourist destinations, has finally started to think outside the old and classic frames and started serious video production of their tourist videos, Sanel and Goran point out that things are slowly but surely moving for the better.We started thinking outside the box because the internet serves us quality tourist videos and a feeling was created that we have to follow the trends and that is positive in the whole story, Sanel Isanović points out and adds ”When we say serious production, in Level 52 we always refer to films that leave a positive mark somewhere in our brains, such as films from India, Switzerland and other countries, and these are voluminous numbers, of course in dollars or euros. In terms of serious video production, I think we are one step behind. How much serious video production is moving in our tourism now depends only and exclusively on the amount of finances that are allocated. So far it has been Sisyphus’ job, and lately I can say that things are changing and that I believe we will soon have interesting works because there is no lack of knowledge and ideas. ” Sanel points outGoran Načinović agrees with his colleague, pointing out that we are still far behind the competition, but that things are getting better from year to year. “I think we are slowly moving away from the old and classic frameworks, but we are still far behind other countries. Somehow we are still trampling on the classic sale of sun, sea and gastronomy, and Croatia is much more than that… but things are slowly changingNačinović said.In tourism, story and experience are important, and did he see exactly that channel that has to tell that story and create the motive for coming? What are all the challenges in the production of tourist video films?Sanel Isanović: We have never lacked an idea in all segments of production, and the biggest challenge of all is managing time. When shooting outdoors, you need to know when the sun will be, when the sunset or sunrise is clear, whether the next day after the rain will be crystal clear air so you can have a view from Učka 50km long and which hills have their own micro climate that changes from minute to minute .This last challenge took us almost 5 working days on one shoot. The extras and the complete production start at the top of the mountain, everything looks clean, you get to the location you set everything up, the sun shines and then it collapses. In 10 minutes, fog, winter, it’s blowing like at the North Pole, and you can’t believe what’s going on. So it was in the beginning so now we avoid filming in periods when the country has been warm since summer and cold air and large weather changes of temperature, humidity and wind make favorable conditions for some kind of horror rather than tourist film.Promotional film for the promotion of free climbing in Istria / Production: Level52Goran Načinović: The story and the experience are very important. Today in the sea of internet content, and especially videos, your video has to surface. It’s important to take a little peek into people’s feelings and not leave viewers indifferent. The challenges are, as Sanel mentioned at the time, but also sometimes the amount of things that are required to be promoted through a single video nekako we somehow always stick to that old saying “less Is more”.Today he saw the king, and the drones gave a new moment to the whole story, but he often exaggerates with too many shots from the air and forgets the story, what is the winning formula?Sanel Isanović: Ah, if only there was a winning formula. She is gone. Because of the speed at which we travel today, where I as a tourist can be on 7 continents in 3 days, it is important to have a good market analysis and follow the trends in which we must implement to tell “ours”, our story.If our story is some kind of view that we can show the best from the air, then we are not thinking about how many shots we will have with the drone, but how best to tell the story. Ultimately when we make video and music, I would say the goal is to dance together and make the video purposeful. Today, our competition is both Japan and Argentina, and no longer just neighbors like Italy and Greece.Goran Načinović: Drones are fun and games..but I agree, sometimes the emphasis is on drone shots and in most cases they do not tell any story by themselves. There is no general formula, it is important to tell the story you are plotting.How are technology and trends evolving rapidly, what are the latest trends in video production of Tourist Films?Sanel Isanović: Each film is a story unto itself. Most try to emphasize some kind of adventurous and adventurous spirit. Some emotion of discovering the unseen beauty and culture of that country. Many emphasize the humor and kindness of the people and the ease of travel without any major obstacles to get from point A to point B. When you sum it all up, the most important thing is to experience something that you can’t do anywhere in this world.Goran Načinović: Trends change from year to year, one year there are IN timelaps, another hyperlapse, a third something third. New technology allows us to be more creative, so these rapino trends are changing. But what will probably never go out of trend are emotions.In the end, Goran and Sanel singled out a couple of promotional tourist videos as positive examples that left great empires on them personally. What do you say: Do you want to visit India, Switzerland and Canada?Adventure Canada “James Raffan”In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Adventure Canada “James Raffan” from DOT DOT DASH on Vimeo.The road story IndiaThe road story India from Georgy Tarasov on Vimeo.Switzerland – Time – Visit EuropeIncredible India!In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”
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Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Apr 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link681Shares Read More Skip Ad Advertisement Top articles About Connatix V67539 Comment Read More Ramsey enjoyed a long and successful career at the club (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal has recalled how he felt powerless to keep his emotions in check during his goodbye speech to his adoring fans.The Wales international made the move to Juventus last summer after over a decade of service for the north London club, during which he scored two FA Cup final winning goals.The 29-year-old received a guard of honour on the pitch of the Emirates Stadium from his fellow Gunners teammates, and the occasion clearly got to him as he struggled to fight back the tears.Recalling his farewell, Ramsey said: ‘That was tough, I wasn’t prepared for that. I was just thinking I’m going to go out there, say my bit, I couldn’t control anything it was just pouring out.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Arsenal let Ramsey go on a free transfer to Italy after running down his contract at the Emirates Stadium.The Welshman joined the club from Cardiff City in 2008, and in an 11-year spell scored 40 goals in 262 appearances. He admitted legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was a big factor in him moving to the north London side, and he was starstruck when he walked into a dressing room with Cesc Fabregas and Kolo Toure at just 17 years old.Ramsey added: ‘All my life I’ve been trying to achieve this thing of playing for Cardiff and then the next thing I know I’m walking into a dressing room with the likes of Fabregas, Gallas and Toure. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I’m 17 years old, I’m just like, “What’s going on here?!”. I just felt out of place but they were really cool guys, made you feel really welcome but still you had to pinch yourself.‘Wenger was a massive pull. He would give youngsters opportunities, he talked me through how he saw my career path going, how he wanted to improve me and what I needed to improve on.‘He brought me straight into the first-team to train every day with these world-class players and he believed in me.’MORE: Arsenal scout called Lucas Perez a ‘mid-table player’ before Arsene Wenger signed him for £17mMORE: Arsenal transfer target Chris Smalling to return to Manchester United after £25m Roma deal collapsesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next Aaron Ramsey opens up on crying during emotional Arsenal farewell Skip Read More SPONSORED 1 min. story Video Settings ‘I spent 11 years there, I grew up there, I’ve been married had my kids, been through so much on and off the pitch it meant so much to me that club and always will.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live / Read More by Metro 1/1 Advertisement
CBC News 14 October 2017Family First Comment: A fascinating article from a Canadian pediatrician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disabilities. (So he should know!)Some quotes of interest:• “I find the possibility of a new medicine to benefit conditions that don’t respond well to current medications exciting. Unfortunately, the research is not there yet.”• “Some of the popularized ways in which medical marijuana is currently being used, such as for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, lack long-term evaluation. While medical marijuana may have short-term benefits, long-term use may result in increased aggressive behaviours or even worsening of symptoms.”• “While I remain hopeful that medical marijuana may bring medical breakthroughs in the future, more needs to be done to inform the public that medical marijuana remains in experimental stages — and currently, for the majority of conditions or ailments, it has minimal to no evidence of benefit and may even be harmful.”Many Canadians can hardly wait for the day that the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal. As a medical doctor, I’m far less enthusiastic. I worry about two things: the experimental nature of marijuana in medical practice, and the public health consequences of legalized marijuana.Before you write me off as overly prudish or an anti-marijuana conservative, let me say out of the gate that I’m not opposed to legalized marijuana in principle – I’m just paying attention to the evidence, or rather, the lack of it. My concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called “miracle drug.”Looking at the researchLet’s first look at the research on the medical use of marijuana. I am frequently asked about medical marijuana in my pediatric practice by caring parents who want to help their children with difficult-to-treat conditions. Over the last few months, parents have asked me if medical marijuana can be used to treat their child’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder or cerebral palsy, for example.Parents are considering such options because these medical conditions do not always respond well to traditional prescription drug or therapy options. Many have heard of “miracle cures” in the media from the use of medical marijuana.I wish I could be more positive when they ask. I find the possibility of a new medicine to benefit conditions that don’t respond well to current medications exciting. Unfortunately, the research is not there yet.So, what do we know so far?Here’s the good news. In May of this year, a double-blind placebo controlled trial showed that cannabidiol — one of the active ingredients within the marijuana plant — reduced the number of seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a condition that results in severe seizures, developmental delays and problems with movement and balance.The drug may even be approved for use in difficult-to-treat epilepsy cases by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, based on the latest research.There’s some other promising news: medical marijuana has also shown a moderate degree of benefit for patients with neuropathic pain and stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms related to multiple sclerosis.Other uses, such as the treatment of nausea and vomiting following chemotherapy for those with cancer; assistance with improving weight gain in HIV patients; improvement in sleep disorders and the reduction of the symptoms of Tourette syndrome all have less evidence of benefit, but may be promising for some in the future.But that’s where the research ends. Some of the popularized ways in which medical marijuana is currently being used, such as for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, lack long-term evaluation. While medical marijuana may have short-term benefits, long-term use may result in increased aggressive behaviours or even worsening of symptoms.Today’s medical marijuana is also not what it once was. Generally, we’ve seen a consistent increase in the THC content of marijuana — the main psychoactive component — from the 1960s to the present day. In fact, THC is being sold by licensed producers at concentrations of greater than 15 per cent in a substantial proportion of available strains.Still experimentalWhy is this a problem? The cannabis used in medical research contains less than 10 per cent THC. We do know that using cannabis with higher THC concentrations is associated with an increased risk of psychosis, but we really don’t know much about the medical effects at these higher concentrations.While I remain hopeful that medical marijuana may bring medical breakthroughs in the future, more needs to be done to inform the public that medical marijuana remains in experimental stages — and currently, for the majority of conditions or ailments, it has minimal to no evidence of benefit and may even be harmful.Legalization will remove some red tape to allow for more research, but many patients might opt to self-medicate without ongoing monitoring of their symptoms, or else, may choose to delay seeking help from a medical professional. These are just some of the public health consequences that could come from the legalization of something that many see as an all-purpose medical cure. It’s in everyone’s best interests to try to set the record straight.About The Author:Scott McLeod, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatrician practicing in Calgary who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disabilities. An expert with EvidenceNetwork.ca, he is a dedicated advocate for patients and provides care in an evidence-based and family-centred manner.http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/marijuana-medical-cure-1.4354196
John Lee Yapendon yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Drug suspect John Lee Yapendon (right) stands handcuffed while antidrug operatives conduct an inventory of items seized from him during an entrapment operation in Barangay Navitas, Numancia, Aklan on July 18. PDEA REGIONAL OFFICE VI FB ILOILO City – Suspected marijuana weighing about four grams was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Navitas, Numancia, Aklan. Charges for Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him. (With a report from PDEA-6/PN) The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Numancia municipal police station. Yapendon was caught after he sold suspected marijuana to an undercover officer around 5:20 p.m. on July 18, it added.
SAN JOSE, Antique – An overseas Filipino worker who is a resident of Barangay San Pedro in this capital town tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), results released by the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development showed. Mayor Elmer Untaran said this capital town’s first confirmed case, a 27-year-old female, was preparing to return to her work in the United Arab Emirates. She underwent swab testing on July 23. The specimens of the two other patients were collected on July 24 and released on July 27. These seven individuals are also being quarantined in the house of the patient. “The result of her reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test came out only on July 26,” said Untaran. San Remigio Mayor Margarito Mission, meanwhile, issued another official statement that their municipality has already three confirmed cases of COVID-19. “We are appealing to the public to always wash your hands, wear your facemasks, apply proper physical distancing, avoid non-essential travel, and observe health standards to prevent the transmission of COVID-19,” Mission said. San Jose Municipal Health Officer Melba Billones, for her part, said 17 individuals are now under home quarantine after they were exposed to the patient. “Ten of them were with the patient since she arrived last March,” she added. “The seven others were with the patient on July 26 only because the latter was supposed to have a farewell party,” Billones said. “They will undergo RPT-PCR (testing) within seven days if they will have signs and symptoms of the virus,” said Billones. According to Billones, 10 of the individuals – all family members of the patient – yielded negative results for the virus in their rapid diagnostic testing on July 27. They traveled together from Quezon City to San Remigio town in this province last July 17. San Jose, Antique Mayor Elmer Untaran (right) and Municipal Health Officer Melba Billones (left) reveal to the media on Moday the town’s first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019. Billones said 17 individuals are now under home quarantine after they were exposed to the patient. PNA Mission said the two new confirmed cases were exposed to the first positive patient of the town, a 22-year-old female. The patients, all in the isolation facility of the municipality, are in stable condition, he added. (With a report from PNA/PN)
Evan Greiwe signs his Letter of Intent to play football and study accounting at Manchester University.Greiwe, the 6’2”, 190lb Linebacker has had an exciting four years as a Trojan with four Conference, four Sectional, two Regional, two Semi State and a State Championship title. Greiwe is looking forward to continuing his football career as a Spartan.Evan is the son of Scott and Joett Greiwe.