Fracture types (1)

first_imgThere are several types of bone fracture, including:Oblique – a fracture which goes at an angle to the axisComminuted – a fracture of many relatively small fragmentsSpiral – a fracture which runs around the axis of the boneCompound – a fracture (also called open) which breaks the skinReview Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img

Four budding Mumbai footballers to train with London club

first_imgMumbai, Dec 3 (PTI) Four budding footballers, two of them girls, from the city are set to head to London to train with Queens Park Rangers (QPR).London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced the names of the youngsters who will get an opportunity to train with QPR, a professional football club based in the UK capital, a media release issued here said.Khan made the announcement on the first day of his trade mission to India.Those selected to train with QPR are — Momin Ammar, Vivek Roy, Dia Mehta and Nirlaja Sharma.Sadiq also attended the ninth annual finals day of the Mumbai Soccer Challenge, an initiative of former Union minister and Congress leader Milind Deora to promote the sport among youngsters.At the event, Khan confirmed that, for the first time in the soccer challenges nine-year history, two girls and as many boys will be heading to London for football training.”This initiative is another example of the close links between India and London. It has been fantastic to see the passion and skill of these young footballers, and to be able to announce that two girls as well as two boys will be travelling to London to train with Queens Park Rangers,” Khan said.The youngsters selected to train in London were chosen from thousands of competitors who took part in the soccer challenge based on their footballing ability.The quartet will spend 10 days training with QPR at their academy in Cranford next year. PTI NRB RSY BASadvertisementlast_img read more

USA bounced from World Cup with T&T loss

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago 2 United States 1: USA fail to qualify for World Cup Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 10:09 10/11/17 USA-cropped Getty Images The United States will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986 after losing to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup after suffering a shock 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago as rivals Panama and Honduras both won in CONCACAF.Bidding to reach an eighth consecutive World Cup, USA were poised to advance to Russia 2018, having occupied the third and final automatic berth prior to kick-off on Tuesday.However, defeat to lowly Trinidad and Tobago, coupled with victories for Panama and Honduras meant Bruce Arena’s men dropped out of the North American qualifying spots altogether, down to fifth. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Borussia Dortmund sensation Christian Pulisic pulled a goal back early in the second half to give the Americans hope, after an Omar Gonzalez own goal and Alvin Jones’ stunning long-range strike gave Trinidad and Tobago a 2-0 half-time lead.But USA were unable to net the equaliser that would have guaranteed them at least an inter-confederation play-off berth against Australia as they missed the World Cup for the first time since 1986.USA were unchanged for the clash in Trinidad and Tobago after their 4-0 rout of Panama last week, with teenage sensation Christian Pulisic, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley headlining the XI.Without a win in nine matches – six of those successive qualifying defeats – lowly Trinidad and Tobago brought in Alvin Jones and Tristan Hodge for Kevon Villaroel and Kareem Moses.Bruce Arena was critical of the conditions pre-match, even inviting teams from Europe to experience what it is like to play qualifiers in CONCACAF.And while the pitch was not as sodden as Monday, the Americans failed to convince from the outset, conceding a shock own goal in the 17th minute.A seemingly routine clearance for Gonzalez following Jones’ cross ended badly after the USA defender fluffed his lines, the ball scooping over a scrambling Tim Howard.The Americans pushed numbers forward but they never really troubled goalkeeper Adrian Foncette, though Paul Arriola’s had a shot flash just wide of the post.It got worse for USA approaching half-time when Jones doubled Trinidad and Tobago’s lead in the 38th minute.Jones tried his luck from more than 35 yards and beat former Everton keeper Howard with a stunning strike – the 23-year-old’s first international goal.Trinidad and Tobago almost made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time after that man again, Jones, attempted another long-range effort, which bobbled in front of Howard and left the American struggling to keep the ball out.The Americans were much improved in the second half as Pulisic reduced the deficit just two minutes after the restart.Having scored against Panama in Orlando, the 19-year-old made it two goals in two games, albeit fortuitously, after his shot deflected off Daneil Cyrus and past Foncette.The hosts almost restored their two-goal cushion moments later but Besler’s block denied Levi Garcia, while Howard got down low to stop Shahdon Winchester in the 63rd minute.Substitute Clint Dempsey’s volley forced Foncette into a save with 21 minutes remaining as USA pushed forward for an equaliser.USA almost salvaged a draw and a play-off spot but Foncette got down low to thwart Bobby Wood at the death. read morelast_img read more

WestJet faces criticism for asking passengers to film flight attendants at work

first_imgMONTREAL – WestJet Airlines Inc. is facing criticism after asking some of its frequent flyers to videotape the service provided by its flight attendants and those of its chief competitor.The Calgary-based airline said it asked 14 customers over a seven-day period to input the footage through an app as part of a larger online survey so it could monitor the service they most like.But the practice has angered WestJet flight attendants who complain it is an invasion of their privacy, against the airline’s rules and not the practice of a caring employer.Chief executive Ed Sims told reporters that the airline didn’t intend to anger flight attendants, who are in the midst of a union drive.“I apologize to any flight attendants, unreservedly, for those who were upset or offended by that action,” he told reporters after Tuesday’s annual meeting in Calgary.Sims said the practice is relatively common and was meant to help WestJet build a library of the service that means the most to passengers.He said it’s not something the airline intends to repeat.WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart declined to provide details about the effort but said no customers provided video of any WestJet employees or inflight experiences.“Although the intent was to highlight the positive guest experiences our WestJetters (employees) provide, we regret that we did not consult with WestJetters prior to the study being conducted,” she wrote in an email.Hugh Pouliot, spokesman for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents Air Canada flight attendants and is trying to organize WestJet, said Sims only apologized after getting caught.“Things have certainly gotten a little paranoid at the executive level when they’re asking customers to film their employees,” he said in an interview.Pouliot said videotaping employees is disrespectful and a massive breach of privacy.Getting customers to effectively spy on employees signals a culture shift at the airline that has prided itself on employees being owners and gaining profit sharing, he said.“This is definitely not owner-to-owner type of conduct first of all, but also this isn’t the kind of behaviour that a trusting company would ask its customers to carry out against its own employees.”Air Canada didn’t comment on its rival’s effort, but the country’s largest airline said it doesn’t video or photograph its cabin crew for customer service purposes and requests that customers also refrain from doing so when asked.“We have management programs that provide us with opportunities to monitor and coach service delivery on our aircraft,” said Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur.WestJet warned on Tuesday that its bookings have slowed as passengers respond to the threat of a potential labour disruption from pilots who are trying to negotiate their first collective agreement.The airline’s shares closed at new two-year low on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday of $19.70, down 1.2 per cent from the previous day.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA, TSX:AC)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled the surname of the CUPE spokesman.last_img read more

Morocco to stage demo in solidarity with Palestinians next Sunday in

Rabat – Two Moroccan NGOs called for staging a march in solidarity with the Palestinian people, next Sunday in Rabat.The Moroccan Association for the support of Palestinian Fight (AMSLP) and the National action group for supporting Palestine called on political organizations, trade unions and humanitarian associations, as well as all Moroccan citizens to take to the streets.This protest will be an opportunity to show, once again, the national consensus over the Palestinian issue and the condemnation of the Israeli aggression against Gaza, said the organizers during a press conference on Wednesday in Rabat. Moroccans have always expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people, supported their fight, condemned firmly all kinds of normalization with Zionists and urged to outlaw such normalization, the Moroccan NGOs added. read more

Migiro praises Uruguay for joining UN campaign to end violence against women

9 November 2011Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has commended Uruguay for joining the United Nations campaign that seeks to end violence against women by raising awareness and generating political will to implement measures to stem the scourge. The ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ campaign was launched by the Secretary-General in 2008 and calls for all countries to put in place strong laws, action plans, preventive measures, data collection, and systematic efforts to address sexual violence by 2015.The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) developed the ‘Say NO-UNiTE’ social mobilization campaign which has registered more than two million actions by more than 600 partners worldwide, Ms. Migiro said yesterday in Montevideo, Uruguay.“I am delighted to see that Uruguay has joined the campaign and is using the ‘Say No-UNiTE initiative in such creative ways.“The social awareness campaign ‘Take Action Uruguay’ has found an innovative way to unify the concept of not accepting violence with that of concrete action,” she said.At a separate event, Ms. Migiro commended the country’s contribution to UN peacekeeping operations over the past 50 years, noting that 25,000 Uruguayans have served in such missions and 28 of them lost their lives in the service of the UN.“Uruguay contributes more peacekeepers in proportion to its population that any other country on earth,” she said when she visited the National Peacekeeping Training System in Montevideo.“Put another way, if every country were as supportive of UN peacekeeping as Uruguay, we would not have to beg for equipment and troops. When you patrol a camp or disarm a fighter or help get relief aid to people who depend on it to survive, you are showing the United Nations at its best,” she added. read more

April auto sales fall compared with year ago after record first quarter

April auto sales fall compared with year ago after record first quarter RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – After a record-breaking first quarter, monthly new auto sales in Canada fell compared with a year ago for the first time this year in April.DesRosiers Automotive Reports says overall sales fell 1.6 per cent, as 197,203 vehicles rolled off lots last month compared with a year ago when April sales totalled a record 200,384.The consulting firms says passenger car sales retreated 8.7 per cent last month while light truck sales increased 2.5 per cent.But for the first four months of the year, total sales — at 618,721 units — still remained 2.5 per cent above the 603,364 sold by the end of April 2016.Thirteen out of the 26 brands reported lower year-over-year sales in April, including Toyota, which sold 9.9 per cent fewer vehicles last month, followed by FCA which slipped 9.1 per cent and Nissan which fell 8.1 per cent.Among the brands gaining ground, growth was led by Jaguar, Maserati and General Motors, which increased 16.4 per cent.General Motors also topped the sales charts for April with 30,948 vehicles sold, followed by Ford and FCA with 30,385 and 27,373 units, respectively. by The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2017 2:24 pm MDT Last Updated May 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Brock scientists patented compound is turning out to be a cancer killer

A leading Canadian scientist has developed a synthetic compound that appears to be capable of killing cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.Brock University chemist Tomas Hudlicky has created and patented several variations of the compound pancratistatin, which has been tested on 20 different types of cancer cells by a research team at the University of Windsor. The team’s paper, “Cancer Cell Mitochondria Targeting by Pancratistatin Analogs is Dependent on Functional Complex II and III,” appeared in the February issue of Scientific Reports.Scientists have known for some time that pancratistatin (PST), a substance found in the spider lily, causes cancer cells to die. But the low rate of natural production (a kilogram of spider lily produces less than 2 mg of PST) is a major challenge to research and clinical advancement.Hudlicky is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in biocatalysis — the use of biological methods to manufacture chemicals — and one of North America’s top organic researchers. His previous breakthroughs in green chemistry have led to more efficient and environmentally conscious ways to create synthetic versions of morphine and other natural drugs.He has spent more than 25 years researching PST’s chemical structure and constructing molecules that had similar structures and functions.“The aim is to make the new and active derivatives available for the manufacture of anti-cancer drugs,” says Hudlicky, a Professor of Chemistry at Brock.A key part of the construction of new drugs involves manufacturing what are known as “unnatural derivatives” of natural compounds such as PST or narciclasine, a congener of PST that is more available from natural sources. These derivatives are available through chemical synthesis from Hudlicky’s laboratory. What Hudlicky and other chemists do is to artificially enhance a natural compound’s properties through synthesis of derivatives.The Windsor research team found that Hudlicky’s PST derivatives target a cancer cell’s mitochondria, a structure within a cell responsible for respiration, energy production and cell apoptosis (or programed cell death). Current cancer treatments tend to attack DNA in both cancerous and healthy cells, but mitochondria is specific to each cell and can therefore be more precise as a target.Hudlicky says it’s still not clear how and why PST brings about cell death, but said some of the new synthetic derivatives made in his laboratory “are actually more potent and more bioavailable than the natural compounds.”‘Bioavailability’ measures how much of a substance such as a drug is absorbed into a living system and how quickly it is absorbed.Hudlicky is continuing with research on discovering and manufacturing anti-cancer compounds that can be used in drugs to treat the disease. With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and a Canadian pharmaceutical company, he is developing derivatives of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids, some of which are isolated from daffodils and snowdrops.Hudlicky has also formed a partnership with McMaster University chemistry professor James McNulty to develop more compounds that can be used in effective cancer treatment, efficient pro-drug design, and other commercial uses.McNulty has developed techniques for the isolation of naturally occurring compounds in high yield and also semi-synthesis from natural intermediates and total synthesis of selected alkaloids. In addition to the discovery of compounds that exhibit potent anticancer activity, the Amaryllidaceae framework has allowed the discovery of congeners with potent and selective antiviral activity, for example to herpes viruses (HSV-1 and VZV) and one of the most active compounds reported to date against the Zika virus.McNulty and Hudlicky together have more than 50 years of experience in the isolation, synthesis and modification of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids. The discovery of other valuable biological activities is under active investigation including many other biomedical and agrochemical applications. read more

Ohio State mens volleyball splits weekend tournament matches

The No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team split its too matches in the Ken and Dave Dunlap Invitational this weekend, defeating No. 12-ranked Pacific in four sets before falling to No. 4-ranked Stanford in five sets. Penn State and Stanford kicked off the series with a rematch of the 2010 NCAA National Championship. Stanford swept PSU in the title game, but victory belonged to the Nittany Lions Friday night. As the Buckeyes prepared to take the court with Pacific, a moment of silence was held in honor of D.C. Koehl, the OSU volleyball sports information director, who died Thursday. The same was done before Saturday’s match. The Tigers came out strong Friday and were able to take the first set, 25-19, by taking an early four-point lead that OSU was unable to overcome. The Buckeyes, led by senior opposite Shawn Sangrey with a match-high 26 kills, claimed the next three sets and the match. “We took a nice step this weekend, and that’s what I told the kids,” said coach Pete Hanson. “We wouldn’t have been able to do this, play like this, three weeks ago. Our team was just so discombobulated.” After Pacific fell to PSU, the only team to leave the invitational with two wins, OSU faced Stanford. Stanford had the early advantage after defeating the Buckeyes in a shaky first set, 22-25. “We’ve gone down one (set) before and I don’t think it’s anything to be scared of,” Sangrey said. “But it does hurt a little bit.” OSU came back in the second set and went on a three-point run to force a timeout at 13-9. The Buckeyes kept a steady lead, but almost let it slip away as they approached set point. Stanford’s own three-point run put them within one point of OSU before senior outside hitter Mik Berzins sealed the set with a kill, 25-23. A special guest was introduced during the intermission between the second and third sets to the almost 960 people that attended Saturday’s match. President E. Gordon Gee, dressed in a gray vest with his signature bow tie, stepped onto the court to lead several fans in a game of “Gee says,” a variation on the game “Simon says,” with a $25 gas gift card from Speedway for the winner. As Gee attempted to stump the fans, he narrowed it down to five very attentive contestants. Gee gave the oldest remaining contestant the gift card and promised to give $25 to the other four. The teams retook the court, and the third set was a close one, with 16 tied scores. At 20-17, Stanford’s senior setter Evan Berry went up for an attack and came down hard on the court, injuring his left knee. Berry was able to return to the sidelines during the fifth set but never re-entered the match. Back-to-back Sangrey kills ended the set, 26-23. Stanford maintained a small lead through the fourth set, though the score would tie 13 times during the set. At 20-20, the Cardinal offense began to pull ahead and would force a deciding fifth set. Sangrey said he is motivated to continue to compete at a high level in long matches by his teammates. “We’re playing for each other,” he said. “We’re motivated to make each other better.” The Buckeyes were ahead by three when the teams swapped sides of the court. At 9-7, Stanford went on a three-point drive to take the lead and force an OSU timeout. A missed block by Sangrey ended the set, 12-15, and the match. “The thing that hurt us coming down the stretch was our serving. We made some really critical service errors,” Hanson said. “And that’s just staying confident, staying aggressive, and when you can do that you’re going to get that serve in.” Sangrey recorded a match-high 30 kills which tied his career best record. Redshirt freshman setter Peter Heinen delivered 49 assists, another match-high. Junior libero Derek Kues led the team in digs with eight. The Buckeyes are 1-10 against Stanford. Their only win was in 1981, the first time the two teams met. They are 10-1 against Pacific. OSU will travel to University Park, Pa., to take on the Cal-Baptist Lancers on Friday and the Mount Olive Trojans on Saturday as part of the Penn State Tournament. Both games start at 5 p.m. read more

Roger Gale MP accused of sexism after referring to his female staff

first_imgRoger Gale MP has inadvertently caused a sexism row by referring to female staff in his office as “girls”.He trended on Twitter as people expressed their outrage while listening to the Radio 4 Today programme.The Thanet North MP was defending hiring family members as he made the controversial comment.People on Twitter spoke of how angered they were, saying he was a “misogynist”, that it was a throwback to the 1960’s, and one listener even said she was hoarse from yelling about it.One angered listener tweeted: “Can someone tell Roger Gale that his employees are #women not #girls #hopefully”.Another raged: “Repellant and arrogant Roger Gale MP referring 2 his female staff as “girls” on @BBCRadio4 #r4today & justifying nepotism by comparing w BBC”. Sir Roger Gale MP, I don’t care if you employ your well qualified wife but calling your office staff ‘girls’ is downright offensive #r4today— Karen Wespieser (@KarenWespieser) March 16, 2017 “Do people not have anything more important to worry about than this?!”Roger Gale told BBC 5 Live that working with his wife nearly broke their marriage.He told Emma Barnett:: “It brought us to the point at one stage where it nearly broke our marriage. And the reason it did is because I was overworking Suzy.”I got up one night, in the middle of the night and saw the office light shining on the lawn at 3 o clock in the morning. I went downstairs and Suzy was in tears. I said ‘What the hell are you doing here?'”She said ‘I’ve got to get this work done’. She looked at me sadly and said ‘I’m sorry Roger I just think of you as a source of work.’ I realised that things were going very badly wrong and we made changes.”Suzy added: “We came through it. The work is relentless, it is 24 hours a day and I was doing it all on my own.”She also added she had never faced any complaints for working with her husband, and that she was qualified for the job.The couple firmly believe that, if they hadn’t been able to employ a family member, the pressure would have meant that Sir Roger would not have been able to continue as an MP for as long as he has done. Con MP Roger Gale on @BBCr4today must stop calling women working in his office ‘girls’. He’s either employing underage staff or needs advice— Charlie Lee-Potter (@cleepotter) March 16, 2017 Roger Gale employs “girls” at the taxpayers’ expense. Can he not find any grown ups? #r4today— charliesnow (@CharlieSnow) March 16, 2017 The benefits of employing a spouse are “enormous”, said Sir Roger. “Obviously, I trust her implicitly, she knows what I think and why I think it and constituents can call on her whenever I’m not around.”She probably does 60 to 70 hours work a week, including most of Saturday, and I can call on her any time day or night. I couldn’t do that with an assistant recruited through an advert.”Sir Roger Gale’s wife, Suzy, told The Telegraph that the critics could be correct, but her husband doesn’t mean anything by it, often treats those who work in the office to buns – and staff don’t mind being referred to as “girls”.She said: “Possibly you are right, I am 70, but we have always been referred to “the girls” and we really do like it.  Roger treats the office staff to buns on a regular basis, and we also like that!”We are a  very  happy and dedicated working team I can assure you.    “Sir Roger Gale referring to the women in his office as “girls” – why no challenge to this inappropriate and sexist term?” asked one listener. #r4today Roger Gale’s praise of his wife and his ‘team of girls’ did not do him favours and gave me a sore throat yelling! Pompous.— Cecilia Farren (@CeciliaFarren) March 16, 2017 Highly irritated by @Conservatives MP Sir Roger Gale referring to women working in his office as ‘girls’ on @BBCRadio4 this morning— Georgia Evans (@gmayevans) March 16, 2017 And another said: “Roger Gale on #r4today really has shown the worst of politics this morning. A frightening combination of sexism, ignorance and nepotism”. 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. Roger Gale said: “I want people who follow me into the House of Commons to continue working with their husbands or wives and I think that anything else would not be progress.”It would be a very retrograde step and it would be very bad for Parliament and therefore bad for the public.” Whoa. On BBC Radio 4, MP Sir Roger Gale refers to the women who work in his constituency office as “the girls.” What is this, the 1960s?— Lisa Fleisher (@lisafleisher) March 16, 2017 Mr Gale has previously sung the praises of his wife, who has worked in his office since 1983.”It will be incredibly damaging if we go down this route,” Sir Roger told the Press Association. “Superficially, this is an easy hit for anybody wanting to show they are doing something. Actually, it is crass and they will live to regret it – and so will the House and its MPs.”last_img read more

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund

first_imgNEARLY 800 PEOPLE have been in contact with the Department of Justice in relation to accessing the fund that will be set up for survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.The Department confirmed this morning that at the close of business yesterday evening there were 790 calls to it in relation to the fund which survivors are being asked to register their interest in.Survivors are being asked to fill out a form on the Department’s website and include details of the institution they were based in, their date of entry, length of stay, reason for entering laundry, and details of any records they have from the institution.A spokesperson said that at the moment it was simply a process of registration and that incomplete forms are not being returned and will not be discounted from processing.“Individuals are being advised to provide the information insofar as they can to assist with the registration process,” a spokesperson for the Department of Justice said.The new fund will likely cover the pension payments and other benefits including medical cards and psychological and counselling services in lieu of the unpaid work women undertook during their time in the laundries.Former judge Justice John Quirke is leading a three month review aimed at establishing the best ways in which to provide redress to the women who were given a full State apology by the Taoiseach last week.Justice Quirke will advise on the operation of the fund and in particular the nature and amount of payments to be made out of the fund.This follows the publication of a report into the State’s involvement in the Magdalene Laundries which found that thousands of women were confined to the institutions between 1992 and 1996 when the last laundry was closed.Read: Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenelast_img read more

Vancouver woman involved in Interstate 5 Bridge crash was insured

first_imgThe citation from a rear-end crash over the Interstate 5 Bridge on Sept. 27 has been amended to show the causing driver was, in fact, insured.Vancouver’s Beverly A. McCullough, 72, was heading south over the bridge late that afternoon when she rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped for traffic, according to the Washington State Patrol, sending the other driver to the hospital.McCullough was cited for following too closely and, initially, for driving without adequate proof of insurance at the time, according to the state patrol. She was, however, insured.last_img

Habitat for Humanity helps family environment

first_imgAfter years of running into life’s walls, Dennis and Sheri Ziesemer recently saw their fortunes turn.Now they’re helping build walls.The two Camas-area residents have spent much of this year volunteering with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, working their way toward a new home of their own. The end result will offer at least some relief to a couple that’s endured more than its share of struggle.The Ziesemers navigated the Habitat application process in 2011 with reserved expectations. Life seemed to deliver them one setback after another, from major medical problems to financial difficulties. Recent history didn’t suggest much reason for optimism.But by fall 2011, they found out they were qualified and approved.“It was kind of jaw-dropping,” Sheri said. “You’re hitting brick walls left andright, and then all of a sudden … that brick wall is one you can climb over? Really?“I almost didn’t believe it.”Their soon-to-be new home isn’t your typical Habitat project. The Ziesemers will move into the Planet Clark Emerald House, a partnership with Clark County designed to showcase a series of environmentally friendly features.The $129,000 project, located just off Northeast 99th Street, will use 60 percent less energy than a typical home, according to the county. It will use 60 percent less water and collect all of its own storm runoff through native vegetation on the property. Natural sunlight and specially insulated wall and roof panels will help keep the house warm in the winter.The project aims to provide a real-life example of green building that local developers can learn from, said Mike Selig of the county’s Community Development department. Other local builders have tackled projects with similar goals in mind. That’s because seeing something in person gives more insight than any meeting or conference could, Selig said.last_img read more

7s Steve Shapiro presented with Silver Circle Award for sportscasting career

first_imgShapiro has been with WSVN since 1997.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – 7Sports director Steve Shapiro was presented with the Silver Circle Award for his decades-long career as a sportscaster.Shapiro spoke before attendees at a ceremony held in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday.During his acceptance speech, Shapiro noted the longevity of his broadcasting career, as he looked back at his time in front of the small screen.“I am well aware that this function is an honor of time as much as talent, although if you serve for 40 years, I think that by itself is an accomplishment,” he said. “I’m approaching 30 years on South Florida television. That makes me the longest continuous sportscaster in Miami TV news history, and I am very, very proud of that.” Thanks to all for the kindness! Wonderful event and honor! Now I go back to being a schmuck— Steve Shapiro (@sshapiro7) May 19, 2019The Silver Circle Award is given to those who have contributed 25 years or more to excellence in the television industry. last_img read more

Overwatch might be coming to the Nintendo Switch

first_img Preview • Blizzard’s Overwatch: Everything you need to know Star Wars, Thor, Overwatch: The hottest cosplay from Gen Con 2019 The idea of Overwatch on the Switch has actually been mentioned by the game’s director, Jeff Kaplan, during a Reddit AMA. “I’m loving the Switch! My second favorite gaming platform of all time is the 3DS. Getting [Overwatch] on the Switch is very challenging for us. But we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms.”Meanwhile, last year Diablo 3 producer Pete Stilwell talked to Gamespot about porting that game to the Switch, calling it an opportunity to better understand the Switch hardware. He added that “it is feasible” for Overwatch to be ported to Switch. (Sitwell noted, though, that he works on a separate team to the Overwatch developers.)Blizzard is currently busy with the re-release of the original World of Warcraft. Called World of Warcraft Classic, it’s a slightly tweaked version of the hugely popular online game’s original 2004 incarnation. Though technically the same game, it’s been altered by the seven expansion packs that have been released in the past 15 years. Overwatch-themed Nintendo Switch case (PowerA) listed on Amazon”Officially Licensed by Nintendo and blizzard entertainment”— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 26, 2019 28 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Video Games $34 Tags Overwatch Origins Editioncenter_img News • Overwatch’s latest hero is Sigma, an astrophysicist who harnesses the power of gravity Share your voice 0 Nintendo Post a comment See it Hanzo, one of the many playable characters in Overwatch. Blizzard Last year Blizzard ported Diablo 3 to the Nintendo Switch, earning great acclaim for marrying the grind-fest game with the portable, grind-anywhere-you-wish Switch. That may not be the end of Blizzard’s ports though, as a leaked Amazon listing suggests the gaming giant could bring Overwatch, its excellent squad-based shooter, to the platform.The leaked listing isn’t for Overwatch on the Switch though. Instead it’s for an official Overwatch-themed Switch pouch, licensed by both Nintendo and Blizzard. The listing was posted over on Reset Era’s forums, as well as Twitter, leading Amazon to pull it. Mentioned Above Overwatch Origins Edition (PC)last_img read more

Kothagudem Superintendent of Police calls for geotagging of

first_imgKothagudem: Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt directed the traffic police to conduct awareness about the new traffic regulations and enhanced penalty amounts to people in the district. Speaking at a crime review meeting held with officials of the police department in Kothagudem on Tuesday, the SP called for geo-tagging of all Ganesh pandals in the district, and directed the police to conduct meetings with organising committees for conducting the festival in a peaceful manner. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Directing the officials to clear all pending cases in various police station limits, the SP added that he would conduct a meeting with Ganesh Utsav committees and give all necessary precautions to them. Suggesting the police officials to focus on cybercrimes, the official informed that special drives would be conducted to nab the drunk drivers. “Clear the police station premises and participate in the Haritha Haram programme,” directed the SP. Assistant Superintendent of Police Rajesh Chandra, Deputy Superintendents of Police Ali, Madhusudhan Rao and Sai Baba, Armed Reserve DSP Kumar Swamy and other officers attended the meeting.last_img read more

Bangabandhu Bridge toll collection system collapses

first_imgAutomated system of collection of toll at Bangabandhu Bridge has collapsed. Photo: Kamrul HasanHundreds of vehicles were stranded on the Bangabandhu Bridge and along the roads on either sides of the bridge for two hours as the computer system for toll collection broke down on Sunday morning.The system stopped working from 10:01am.Later, the bridge authorities began collecting the toll  manually from 12:10pm.“The computer system for toll collection toll at Bangbandhu Bridge is controlled from Setu Bhaban in Dhaka. The system isn’t working there,” said Bangabandhu Bridge security and traffic management head lieutenant commander Faruk Hasan.Hundreds of vehicles stranded on the bridge and on the link roads of either side of the bridge. Photo: Kamrul Hasan“Toll collection was held up for two hours. We’ve began using tickets to collect the toll from 12:10pm,” he added.However, the people suffering’s on the bridge won’t end so soon. The authorities are manually collecting toll one vehicle at a time. In the automated system, toll is collected from six vehicles at a time.Witnesses said the traffic jam stretched out for 10 km.last_img read more