RelatedJamaican girls win award at junior achievement event in Brazil RelatedJamaican girls win award at junior achievement event in Brazil RelatedJamaican girls win award at junior achievement event in Brazil Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has congratulated three high school students who copped the Rising Stars award in the International Junior Achievement competition for young entrepreneurs.Speaking at the weekly Post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday (December 15), Mr. Vaz said the girls were positive examples for Jamaican youth, and their outstanding work should be emulated. The competition was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 9 to 12.“Let me also add my congratulations, on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, to you for an outstanding job and the example that you have set for so many other youngsters coming up behind you. Keep up the good work and keep the flag flying,” he challenged the students.The girls – 19-year-old Tasheika Thompson, 18-year-old Damarah Nelson and 19-year-old Tina Geddes – are students of St. Andrew High School for Girls and Meadowbrook High School in Kingston. They represented “Team Jamaica Gene” in the competition.They were trained by the National Transformation Programme (NTP) of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), in collaboration with the Junior Achievement Company Programme which teaches entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness youths. The training was conducted over a 12-week period in the Maxfield community, by NTP’s Project Officer, Princess Scott.Director of Development, Planning and Monitoring, National Transformation Programme (NTP), Fabian Brown said they impressed the judges so much, that the category was specifically created for them – a first in the history of the competition.“Significant is the fact that, amongst all the Junior Achievement programmes in Jamaica, in the schools and in the communities, these young people, out of Maxfield, came out the top achievers for Jamaica and, as such, represented Jamaica for the first time in the international competition,” he remarked.Jamaica’s participation in the competition was sponsored by USAID, General Electric, First Caribbean International Bank, the Ministry of Education, Hewlett Packard, Federal Express and Junior Achievement Jamaica. Jamaican girls win award at junior achievement event in Brazil Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 22, 2010
COUNTY News:Road Closures: Atomic Man Duathlon Fat Man and Little Boy Races in White Rock Saturday MorningThe Atomic Man Duathlon Fat Man race begins at 8 a.m. and the Little Boy Race begins at 8:20 a.m. The races should end by 12:30 p.m. The intersection of Grand Canyon at N.M. 4 (at Pajarito Road) will be manned by police officers.The Foot Race route will begin at Pinon Elementary School and head down Grand Canyon to N.M. 4 to Piedra Loop and back to Pinon Elementary. The Bike race route is similar with the exception they will loop around back to the school and then back to N.M. 4 to Bandelier and back to Pinon Elementary School. Police officers will assist at all turn arounds. The road will be closed at Sherwood Boulevard and Grand Canyon on the school side. It also will be closed at Grand Canyon Drive at Sierra Vista Drive.Drivers are urged to follow all traffic devices, slow down and watch for bikers and pedestrians. Natural Gas Purging As Part Of N.M. 502 Roundabout Project Tuesday And Thursday As part of the N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction Project, Parker Construction will be tying in a new section of gas line at the DP Road/Trinity Drive intersection. Gas and air will be purged from the line several times between the hours of 5 a.m. and noon Tuesday, Sept. 24 and again Thursday, Sept. 26. During the purging operation, citizens may smell natural gas and hear loud noises usually associated with the controlled release of gas from the pipe. Vehicle traffic may be stopped for short periods of time to minimize any potential sources of ignition. Purging is necessary to safely release gas and air out of the line and into the atmosphere to safely pressurize the new system. The procedure is performed under strict federal regulatory requirements and is safe. Diamond Drive Paving Construction is nearly complete with minor clean-up work Monday through Wednesday. Expect periodic lane drops as the contractor removes plates in the roadway and takes care of general wrap up and clean-up activities. White Rock Crack Sealing Project GM Emulsion continues crack sealing roads in White Rock and expect to be working on Bryce Avenue this week. Crews are working 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The contractor will set up flagging operations to allow traffic flow. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Sept. 30. The contractor will then return in mid-October to fog seal the same locations. Those residences and businesses impacted by the crack sealing work will receive information with daily schedules, coordination instructions and contact information.Questions on the above projects? E-mail [email protected], or call 505.662.8150.Other road construction projects:N.M. 502 Roundabout and Road Reconstruction (NMDOT project)See special natural gas purging alert above for Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 26. Otherwise, no change from last week’s report. Eastbound N.M. 502 traffic detours onto 4th Street and Central Avenue. After a full stop, motorists turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east bound out of Los Alamos on N.M 502. Westbound N.M 502 traffic entering Los Alamos and approaching the roundabout construction zone detours onto Central Avenue then west to Knecht Street then left to return to Trinity Drive. There is only one lane of traffic in each direction on Central Avenue. Project hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak commute times.Traffic advisories from NMDOT are available on www.nmroads.com and motorists are asked to check the site for updates on this project as it proceeds.TA-21 Clean Up Project – DP Road (N3B project)No change from last week’s report. Clean-up work on the LANL TA-21 Site at the far eastern end of DP Road continues. Large trucks carrying away demolition debris containers will be exiting DP Road at an average of approximately three trucks per day. Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks exiting; use caution when entering or exiting DP Road, as this area is near the N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction project.Oppenheimer Road ExcavationMarcon Excavating, Inc continues excavating a section of road located near 557 Oppenheimer with a traffic lane shift in this area. The project timeline has been extended and it is now anticipated to wrap up by Sept. 30. Motorists are urged to drive slowly through this work zone and watch for pedestrians.
We feel sad and even upset at times when hear about deaths in our riding community. But we don’t know how exactly we should feel about this case. A well-known Russian moto-blogger was killed while he steered the motorcycle with his feet and texted on his phone.Artem Boldyrev shot to “fame” by performing stunts while reviewing motorcycles. He uploaded a video of himself riding a Victory Vision full-dress tourer last year, steering with his feet while perched on the passenger’s seat.Given Russia’s appalling driving habits, it was an accident poised to happen.He was riding a BMW K 1600 GTL and managed to send a video of his act just moments prior to the fatal crash. (Some mass media said “Harley-Davidson.” Jeez, learn something about motorcycles, will you guys.)His last and not-so-famous words were, “Most problems arise due to the fact that I don’t give a f***…”Boldyrev wasn’t the first Russian vlogger to perish. The “sexiest Russian motorcyclist” Olga Pronina was killed two years ago in a high-speed crash on her BMW S 1000 RR.Our message is this: Please stop stunting for cheap publicity on public roads.–Ads– A Russian moto-blogger was killed while he steered the motorcycle with his feet and texted on his phone. Artem Boldyrev was riding with the bike in cruise control, while he sat in the passenger’s seat and steered with his feet and texted. It was reported that his bike collided with a car on the highway. Screen grab from Artem Boldyrev’s video
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The Nelson Leafs have played very well for most of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League seasons.Unfortunately, very well won’t get the Green and White to the top of the Neil Murdoch standings.The Leafs saw its losing streak climb to four games after Beaver Valley Nitehawks – the Murdoch Division leaders — edged Nelson 4-3 Sunday afternoon in Frutivale.Beaver Valley, winning Friday in Nelson by the identical 4-3 margin, has won five of six games this season against the Leafs.Nelson also lost 6-4 to Castlegar Saturday in the Sunflower City.“It was a tough weekend for the boys but I think it was a good learning weekend,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida said Sunday. “Our team got a good eye opener to where we need to be on a consistent basis against two good teams in our division.”Craig Martin’s second-period power play goal, the fourth of the game for the odds-on favourite to win the KIJHL’s rookie of the year award, proved to be the winner as the Hawks escaped with its fourth one-goal victory over Nelson in six attempts.Twice Beaver Valley rallied from one-goal deficits.Nelson led as Nelson 2-1 in the first period on goals by Linden Horswill and Dallon Stoddart.After Martin tied the game at the end of the first 20 minutes, Max Mois busted out of a four-game goalless streak to give the Leafs a short-lived 3-2 advantage in the middle frame.Martin then scored twice on the power play, the winner coming with 6:38 remaining in the second.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 33-26 in the game as Mike Vlanich out dueled Nelson rookie goalie Patrick Defoe in the nets. The game was Defoe’s first start in a few games and the Leaf rookie did not disappoint the coaches.“Patrick played very well,” Maida exclaimed. “He played solid and steady and make some timely big saves when we needed them. I was very happy with Patrick’s performance after not having played for a few games.”The weekend sweep increases Beaver Valley’s lead in the Murdoch to 14 points over the Leafs.The Hawks hold a five-point advantage over Castlegar Rebels, the team Beaver Valley meets in a home-and-home series when the teams return from the Christmas break, Dec. 29 in the Sunflower City.“We feel finishing first in the division is very important,” said Beaver Valley head coach Terry Jones when asked about the weekend series against the Leafs. “We really hate to have to play (Nelson or Castlegar) in the first round (of the playoffs). Over the past few years that’s what we had to do . . . which means you have to go through to tough rounds to get out of the division.”WEEKEND NOTES: The win for Beaver Valley, 27-5, runs their unbeaten streak to 13 games. . . .Craig Martin has been a Leaf killer this season. During the six games the Beaver Valley winger has 11 goals and three assists. Two games Martin has scored four and three goals. . . .Friday, Scott Morriseau scored three times and rookie Brenden Heinrich added a pair to lead Castlegar past the Leafs. Daylen Pearson and Tyler Jones each had three assists as Castlegar finally defeated former teammate Andrew Walton. Four Leafs — Nick Newman, Matti Jmaeff, Cameron Dobransky and J.J. Beitel — replied for Nelson. . . .Nelson had three affiliate players in the lineup this weekend — defenceman Cole Arcuri Friday, forward Colton Dawson Saturday and defenceman Andrew Miller Sunday. . . .The four-goal performance by Martin lifts the Beaver Valley sniper into second spot in goals behind Creston’s Brandon Formosa. The Thunder Cat forward has scored 30 times. Martin is fifth in league scoring, nine points behind KLIJHL leader and teammate Ryan [email protected]
It took a long time for Slocan’s Donald Currie to load up the car for the return trip home from the BC Senior Games held last week in Kelowna.The veteran track star dominated the oval track en route to winning, wait for it, seven gold medals in the men’s 85-89 division at the 2019 BC Senior Games.Currie won gold in every race he entered — 400 meters, 200 meters, 1500 meters, 100 meters, 800 meters and 50 meters. He finished the four-day competition with a gold medal in the 3000 meter power walk.Curries medal haul helped the West Kootenay Zone finished eighth overall with 89 medals — including 30 gold, 27 silver and 32 bronze. Host Okanagan-Similkameen won the zone title with 422 medals, including 180 gold, 119 silver and 123 bronze. Fraser Valley was second followed by the Lower Mainland in third.Other West Kootenay Zone results had the West Kootenay Sixers Slopitch team winning the silver medal after a 17-12 setback to Vancouver Island’s Parksville Demons in the final of the 55-plus Slopitch event. The Sixers finished second to Parksville during the round robin draw with a 5-1 record.The team includes Loni D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Erickson, Mike Roch, Barry Benner, Christine Wayling, Chris Mota, Rick Lowen, Joe Capriglione, Ken Haynes, Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson and Michelle Johnston.On the ice, Glacier Kings won the men’s 65-plus Hockey Gold while the younger cousins, Kootenay Kings, took home the silver in the men’s 60-plus ice hockey event.Headlining the Glacier Kings medal run were Dan Maglio, Doug Kennedy, Bill Kestell, Doug McMullin, Harry Pringle and Joe Williams while Norm Deverney, Pat Severyn, Mike Grace and Warren Johnston, all from Nelson, keyed the silver medal for Kootenay Kings.On the links, Terry Hearne of Salmo won the gold medal in the men’s 75-79 golf event while Lola Swetlikof of Nelson won two gold medals and a bronze in women’s 55-plus five-pin bowling.Kathy Letham of Nelson won a silver and bronze medals in the women’s 70-74 badminton singles and doubles.The Thomas couple, Dave and Eleanor, of Nelson captured the gold and bronze medals in men and women’s 55-plus pairs cribbage.The 2020 BC Senior Games is being hosted in Richmond, September 15-19.
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By Paul LeckerSports ReporterBARABOO — The Marshfield girls hockey team scored three times in the third period to beat the Badger Thunder (Baraboo-Reedsburg co-op) 4-3 in a nonconference game on Friday night at Pierce Park.Marshfield trailed 3-1 after a goal by the Thunder’s Emma Capener 4:27 into the third period.From there the Tigers dominated.Morgan Larson and Lexi Dupee scored on assists from Kaylee Geiger 36 seconds apart to tie it, and Nell Eichten connected on the game-winner on an assist from Kessa Schreiner with 6:35 to go.Dupee netted Marshfield’s goal in the second period.Alexis Straughan had 26 saves for the Tigers (3-5).Marshfield’s next game is Jan. 2 at home against Waupaca.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 4, Thunder 3Marshfield 0 1 3 – 4Badger Thunder 1 1 1 – 3First period: 1. B, Rachel Pawlak (Kathryn Vander Schaaf), 10:00.Second period: 2. M, Lexi Dupee (Kaylee Geiger, Gracia Sandok), 2:15; 3. B, Vander Schaaf (Michaela Miller), 11:23.Third period: 4. B, Emma Capener (Paige Pawlak, R. Pawlak), 4:27; 5. M, Morgan Larson (Geiger), 8:33; 6. M, Dupee (Geiger), 9:09; 7. Nell Eichten (Kessa Schreiner), 10:25. Saves: M, Alexis Straughan 26; B, Jamie Dutton 30.Records: Marshfield 3-5; Badger Thunder 2-5.
Our 9th daily Comments Competition winner is Falafulu Fisi, for his comment on our post Web 2.0 Meets Medicine. Falafulu told us that the “current state of the art in medicine 2.0 of today is the automated online CDSS (Clinical Decision Support Systems)”, which he says is starting to do diagnosis via the Web. Congratulations Falafulu, you’ve won a $30 Amazon voucher, courtesy of our competition sponsors AdaptiveBlue and their Amazon WishList Widget. Here is Falafulu’s full comment: “Medicine 2.0 ? The current state of the art in medicine 2.0 of today is the automated online CDSS (Clinical Decision Support Systems ). A doctor in a physician in rural clinic could upload medical data , such as lab tests, patients personal infos (age, ethnicity, alcohol consumption, smoker, etc,…) and so forth. These medical data are queried the CDSS from a central server somewhere to give diagnosis (specific cases only and not general) of the situation based on the patient’s data which has just been sent thru.Another type of unstructured medical data is if a suburban clinic with a facility for MRI medical imaging, EEG & ECG readers, etc,… could just take scan the patient and upload those images or EEG/ECG to query the CDSS to give a diagnosis of the current image/EEG/ECG that has just been sent thru based on similar images/EEG/ECG signals that have been stored & index by the CDSS.CDSS is not new, it has been adopted in clinics and major hospitals over the last 30 years or so, but this time, it is moving into the internet, ie, automated diagnosis anywhere at anytime. CDSS is frequently covered in certain issues of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.I am currently developing a small CDSS for automated EEG/ECG diagnosis, using DSP (digital signal processing) & machine learning algorithms (this is my hobby). This app is to be deployed at Auckland Hospital’s Liver Clinic Unit, for internal use only and not web-enabled. If the staffs at the clinic find it useful, then perhaps I will look to further develop it for commercial use, where I will include MRI image diagnosis (image retrieval classification) system and other specific diseases. There are tons of publications in these areas.I agree that medicine-2.0 is on the horizon where it will be widely adopted.” richard macmanus Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Contests#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
This guest blog was written by Matt Oldham, Director of Data Architecture at Graphium HealthOpens in a new window.I deal with data everyday. As a data architect, database administrator, and data integration engineer, data has been my life for over 15 years, and I can’t recall a time when I did not feel the weight of the responsibility for every bit of data that lay within my realm of control. I believe this is the essence of data stewardship – a sense of responsibility for ensuring and maintaining the highest levels of quality, security, and integrity for data with which we interact.Make no mistake, we are all data generators. We turn on the lights in the morning when we wake, generating charges through our electric meters. We hail a ride in Uber or Lyft and make our contribution to someone’s transit dashboard. We receive text messages, send emails, stream music, make online purchases, order take-out for dinner, etc, etc. The list is endless.Many of these activities generate data in a way that doesn’t necessarily allow us to contribute in the role of data steward. But suddenly, once we enter the realm of our jobs, be it in healthcare or any other industry, we find we have the opportunity to not only generate, but also to steward that data.I frequently deal with data generated by clinicians and other healthcare practitioners, and I can attest to the fact that data stewardship in healthcare is sorely lacking. I get it – everyone is under pressure to prep quickly, perform well, and get out of the way for the next patient in the queue. And, after all, the care of the patient is (and should be) the primary focus. There is a real impact, though, to the business side of the house when the quality, integrity and security of data is not also kept in focus.How can this be accomplished? I believe there are four key motivators of data stewardship that, when recognized and internalized, can affect real change in this area.#1: Financial MotivatorsWhen data generators take ownership of their data and make an effort to maximize accuracy, mistakes are reduced and money is saved. Discovering bad data is usually the result of spending a significant amount of time investigating anomalies that crop up in financial reports, charge summaries, etc. Such discoveries are typically not immediate, either, which means wading through days, weeks, or months of data to identify the root cause of the anomaly. All of this takes time, and time is money. The financial bottom line here is that good data leads to good decisions, bad data leads to bad decisions, and bad decisions cost money. #2: Operational MotivatorsAny way you cut it, high-quality data ultimately leads to a more efficient operating environment. We already discussed the issue of re-work, which essentially boils down to having to do a job twice because it wasn’t done right the first time. Real and tangible downstream impacts are caused by poor data stewardship. Take for instance an organizational project to measure the efficiency of clinical workflows in an effort to identify areas needing improvement. Such efforts depend on the data collected during those workflows. If the measurements derived from those efforts are based on low-quality data, operational inefficiencies cannot be identified, much less addressed and resolved. High data quality means both accuracy *and* completeness. One without the other results in (you guessed it) bad data.#3: Ethical MotivatorsConsider the unethical user who is not motivated to enter accurate or complete data. Subsequent, downstream analysis of that data will regard it no differently than that of an ethically motivated (or well-intentioned) user who simply neglected to devote the necessary time or attention to their data generation. Intentions do not get recorded alongside the data, so the only measurement of the effort taken by a data generator is the accuracy and completeness of that data. Accuracy and completeness, therefore, imply integrity. By increasing our ownership stake in the data we create, our actions become more intentional, and we become better data stewards. As a result, we fulfill our commitments as responsible employees, practitioners, and caregivers.#4: Personal MotivatorsWhile it may sound a bit self-serving, I can attest to the existence of a genuine comfort and confidence that accompanies the proper care and feeding of your data. One very immediate motivation toward data stewardship is simply the satisfaction of a job well done. I also believe our level of data stewardship reflects directly on our reputations as practitioners in our respective industries. Considering the fact that data is the lifeblood of any organization, our willingness to steward that data is representative of how much we value the organization. I can assure you that when the data each of us generates is analyzed – and it will be analyzed – our efforts to steward that data, or not, will be evident. And, as our efforts to better steward data become noticed, it engenders trust and encourages a higher sense of stewardship in others.We must remember that decisions are being made (or will eventually be made) based on data that each of us has a hand in creating. My opinion is that every bit of data matters, regardless of how statistically insignificant it seems in the grand scheme of things. We live in an era when data is being generated at an unprecedented rate, and never before have we been more aware of the intrinsic value in that data. I believe that as we move toward better data stewardship individually we can each contribute to improving the status quo of the business of healthcare.