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Five players to watch at the Asian Cup

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the English League Cup 4th round soccer match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)After a string of eye-catching performances in 2018, lightning-quick Son is looking to add Asian Cup honours to the Asian Games gold he won in Indonesia in September. At the World Cup, Son scored a left-footed stunner against Mexico and the injury-time clincher to send holders Germany out. He has been in scorching form for Tottenham, scoring seven goals in his last seven league appearances. Among them was the Premier League’s November goal of the month — a quicksilver piece of individual magic against Chelsea — a rocket at Leicester and doubles in the 6-2 rout of Everton and 5-0 Boxing Day thrashing of Bournemouth. Son first caught the eye four years ago as South Korea reached the Asian Cup final in Australia, prompting Spurs to pay Bayer Leverkusen £22 million ($28 million) for the twinkled-toed forward who has a deadly shot with either foot. He won’t figure in South Korea’s first two matches, under a deal done with the north London club, but class act Son can take the Asian Cup by the scruff of the neck once he touches down.Wu Lei, China FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissShanghai SIPG’s Wu Lei celebrates during the Chinese Super League (CSL) football match between Shanghai SIPG and Beijing Renhe in Shanghai on November 7, 2018. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUTIf China are to spring a surprise and reach the latter stages of the tournament, they will need Wu to fire for his country. The forward hit 27 goals in 29 games to top the scoring charts in the Chinese Super League (CSL) and play a major part in Shanghai SIPG’s first title triumph. But with little else in attack for the national side, Wu has been nowhere near as prolific for his country (13 goals in 59 games) and often looks a shadow of the player he is for SIPG. Wu was voted CSL player of the season, and with his speed and direct running has the potential to be one of the stars of the tournament. Linked with a move to Chinese-owned English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.Ali Mabkhout, UAE No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom UAE Al-Jazeera club player Ali Mabkhout Al Hajeri (L) and Iranian Perspolis FC club player Shojae Khalilzadeh, vie for the ball during their AFC Champions League football match at the Mohammed Bin Zayaed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on May 7, 2018. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)Prolific striker Mabkhout’s five goals saw him bag the top scorer award at the last Asian Cup as the UAE reached the semi-finals. He scored the winning goal in the third-place playoff and went on to be named the 2015 Asian Player of the Year. Mabkhout lit up the group stages in Australia with the fastest goal in Asian Cup history, just 14 seconds into the UAE’s group stage win against Bahrain. The 28-year-old, who plays for Al Jazira in Abu Dhabi, has a phenomenal strike rate, having bagged 44 goals for his country in 65 appearances. He will have the extra burden of carrying home hopes — the UAE reached their only previous final as hosts in 1996, losing to Saudi Arabia — in the absence of injured star playmaker Omar “Amoory” Abdulrahman, the 2016 Asian Player of the Year.Maya Yoshida, JapanJapan’s defender Maya Yoshida takes part in a training session in Kazan on June 30, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP)As coach Hajime Moriyasu puts his faith in Japan’s hungry, young players at the Asian Cup, captain Maya Yoshida’s experience will be crucial. The 30-year-old Southampton centre-back has been a regular feature in the Japan side since making his debut in 2010, helping the Blue Samurai win a record fourth Asian Cup the following year. A no-nonsense defender, Yoshida is a popular member of the Japan set-up and will be a calming influence when the going gets tough in the UAE. The 89-cap veteran played a key role as Japan reached the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup but had a game to forget as they squandered a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-2 defeat by Belgium. Yoshida won’t have to face Belgium’s firepower at the Asian Cup but Iran, South Korea and holders Australia will be serious threats. Japan will need all their skipper’s sang-froid to go the distance.Mathew Ryan, AustraliaAustralia’s goalkeeper Mathew Ryan and team mates from Autralia’s national football team attend a training session at the Park Arena in Sochi on June 25, 2018, on the eve of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Peru. (Photo by Nelson Almeida / AFP)Mat Ryan has fast established himself as a first-rate goalkeeper in the English Premier League and is one of the truly top-class players at the Asian Cup. He might be one of the world’s smaller shot stoppers, at six foot (1.84 metres), but he stood tall for newly-promoted Brighton last season to help them avoid relegation, and has been equally impressive this year in their mid-table campaign. The Sydney-born Ryan rose to fame with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League, earning a move to Belgium’s Club Brugge before a switch to Valencia in La Liga and then Brighton in July 2017. He made his Socceroos debut in 2012, succeeding Mark Schwarzer. The 26-year-old has played at two World Cups and was a key part of Australia’s winning team at the 2015 Asian Cup. He recently told reporters he was “doing everything I can to replicate that this time”.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Five players likely to catch the eye at the Asian Cup, which starts on Saturday in Abu Dhabi:Son Heung-min, South KoreaADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk After failed playoff bid, Phoenix looking to play better, disciplined basketball in 2019 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAE: Ras al-Khaimah welcomes new year with impressive fireworks PLAY LIST 01:10UAE: Ras al-Khaimah welcomes new year with impressive fireworks02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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Mocha access road gets long-awaited street lights

first_imgThe Mocha/Arcadia community and frequent commuters are happy that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has fulfilled its promise to install street lights along the Mocha Access Road, East Bank Demerara.Eighty-seven street lights installed on the Mocha Access Road, EBDOver the years, a high number of serious vehicular accidents have been reported along this road, the most recent being a collision involving a horse and a car, where Franky Morphine was travelling in his car PNN 4631, in company of two female cousins and their children, ages five and seven, when things took a deathly turn.As he was nearing his destination, a horse strutted out from the bushes and into the path of the vehicle.Believing the long stretch of road to be completely desolate at 21:00h, Morphine was caught completely off guard, unable to swerve out of the way in time after he noticed the stray animal running onto the roadway.The horse crashed through the windshield of the car, decapitating the animal instantly. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.However, only a few months ago Shemroy Cave, 21, a bartender lost his life following a head-on collision with a horse.Young cave was heading to see his girlfriend after visiting his father when he crashed into the stray animal. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.As a result, residents of the community, as well as the father of the young man appealed to government to provide lighting for the access road, raising the point that more lives will be lost if this darkness continues to be neglected.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson in an invited comment said: “A lot of accidents have occurred late at nights on the Mocha Access Road, one of which resulted in a young man losing his life, and the Ministry installed lights in Diamond and felt the need to install in Mocha, subsequently we have installed 87 street lights to date.”In mid-April, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure had announced that 100 streetlights would be installed along the access roads of Mocha and Diamond on the EBD. While the initial plan had been to install 50 streetlights per each community, this figure was increased. The Ministry made good on its promise, having completed the project in four months.The community expressed gratitude for the lights. It is expected that the newly installed streetlights will also heighten security in as well as reduce the likelihood of road accidents, they related.The Ministry of Public Infrastructure had also recently installed 100 lights along the Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme main road which was also prone to accidents.It is expected that the next phase of light installation will be on the Corentyne Coast, Berbice.last_img read more

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Investigators continue to search for evidence of Nicole Hoar near PG

first_imgInvestigators from the “E” Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit are continuing their search of a rural property located on Pinewood Road in the District of Isle Pierre, west of Prince George. Police are searching for evidence in relation to the 2002 disappearance of Nicole Hoar.The Prince George Search and Rescue team will be assisting investigators today in conducting a grid search of the densely forested area of the property in search of evidence. They are expected to remain at the site for all of today.Police would like to thank the public for over one hundred tips received in the last few days. As a result of information received yesterday, investigators will be searching a second location for evidence. They are not expecting to find human remains at this location but may find discarded items of interest. This latest search is expected to take most of the day. The location of the search is what appears to have been an unauthorized dumping site for some residents. Of special interest is an abandoned vehicle found at that location that will be seized and forensically examined.- Advertisement -Investigators from the “E” Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit have conducted a significant number of interviews in the past three days. As a result of the interviews, police have received information that an unknown male may have information that may assist in this investigation. The description of this individual in 2002 was as follows: Caucasian male, described to be in his mid 50’s, black shoulder length hair, very skinny face, sunken eyes, scruffy appearance, thin glasses, was a smoker and had a pronounced jagged scar on the left side of his neck. We believe this man may have information about Nicole’s whereabouts during the weekend of June 21-23, 2002. We do not have information at this time to suggest that he is a suspect in the disappearance of Nicole Hoar. Police are asking this man or anyone who may have information about this man’s identity to contact the “E” Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit’s tip line at 1-877-543-4822 or the Prince George RCMP detachment at (250) 561-3300. Nicole’s family are aware of the current developments in their daughter’s investigation and have requested privacy during this difficult time.Anyone who may have any information about Nicole’s disappearance or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Isle Pierre area during the weekend of June 21-23, 2002 are asked to contact the “E” Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit tip line at 1-877-543-4822 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).Advertisementlast_img read more

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Brain findings may help treat ADD

first_imgWASHINGTON – Spot a bear in the woods, and a different part of your brain will yell “pay attention” than if you were studying bears at the zoo. New research shows it takes one part of the brain to start concentrating and another to be distracted. This discovery could help scientists develop better treatments for attention deficit disorder. “This ability to willfully focus your attention is physically separate in the brain from distracting things grabbing your attention,” said Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He led the study, published in today’s edition of the journal Science. “Now we know these two things are separate, it raises the possibility that we can fix them independently,” Miller said. There are two main ways the brain pays attention: “top down” or willful, goal-oriented attention, such as when you focus to read, and “bottom-up” or reflexive attention to sensory information – loud noises or bright colors or threatening animals. Likewise, there are different degrees of attention disorders. Some people have a harder time focusing, while others have a harder time filtering out distractions. Scientists knew that paying attention involved multiple brain regions but they did not know how, because studies until now have examined one region at a time. Miller hooked painless electrodes onto monkeys to track how two key areas react together when the brain jumps to attention. The monkeys were trained to take attention tests on a video screen in return for a treat of apple juice. Sometimes they had to concentrate, picking out, say, only the left-leaning red rectangle from a field of red rectangles; in the same way, the human brain picks a friend’s face out of a crowd. Other times bright rectangles – the attention-grabbers – flashed off the screen at the monkeys. When the monkeys voluntarily concentrated, the so-called executive center in the front of the brain – the prefrontal cortex – was in charge. But when something distracting grabbed the monkeys’ attention, that signal originated in the parietal cortex, toward the back of the brain. The electrical activity in these two areas began vibrating as they signaled each other. But it was at different frequencies, almost like being at different spots on the radio dial. Sustaining concentration involved lower-frequency neuron activity. Distraction occurred at higher frequencies. So, Miller concluded, scientists one day might find a treatment that essentially turns up or down the volume to boost attention. The study provides the first good look at how these physically distinct brain regions interact to govern at least part of attention, said Dr. Debra Babcock, a neurologist at the National Institutes of Health. “Once we understand how attention works, we’ll understand how better to treat disorders of attention, and Lord knows there are plenty of those,” Babcock said. “This could, in the long term, help us devise therapies.” It makes evolutionary sense that these two types of attention would originate in different areas. Reflexive attention is a more primitive survival tool, while concentration is more advanced. “If something leaps out of the bush at me, that’s going to be really important and I have to react to it right away. Your brain is equipped to notice things salient in the environment,” Miller said. “It takes a truly intelligent creature to know what’s important and focus.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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COUPLE ENJOYING THEIR ‘DOGS LIFE’ AFTER FOSTERING 154 PETS!

first_imgYou could say that Sean has his hands full after 154 foster dogs!Sean and Kate Standing’s home life has literally gone to the dogs.The Churchill couple took in their first rescue dog just 18 months ago.But since then the big-hearted dog-lovers have fostered a staggering 154 displaced dogs. Putting the dogs to sleep is simply not an option for Sean and Kate.Sean gets plenty of affection from his dogs.They have even been forced to build kennels at their home to cope with the growing numbers.Sean, who works closely with Donegal Pet Rescue, said they have always loved dogs.“We just love dogs of all kinds and we’re just happy to be able to help. “We obviously didn’t think we would foster so many dogs but the need is obviously there,” said Sean.The couple operate a strict adoption policy which includes a home visit by Donegal Pet Rescue to see if a family suits the needs of the dog.The dogs will also be micro-chipped and have their vaccinations before being handed over to their new owners.Sean and Kate have built kennels to look after their foster dogs.Despite the huge number of dogs passing through their hands, the Standings have only adopted one dog.Finn, a Scottish Deerhound, has become part of the family. He even has his own Facebook pages which documents his trials and tribulations everyday.“He was in such a poor state when we got him and he came on so much that we simply couldn’t part with him,” said Sean.Ryan McCauley of Donegal Pet Rescue says they would simply not be able to operate without the help of people like Sean and Kate.“We have a number of people who foster but Sean and Kate are very special. “They have saved so many dogs and they really go out of their way to help the dogs and to look after them.“We would be lost without them,” he said.COUPLE ENJOYING THEIR ‘DOGS LIFE’ AFTER FOSTERING 154 PETS! was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ChuchillDonegal Pet Rescuefoster dogsSean Standinglast_img read more

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District’s search over?

first_imgCASTAIC – Castaic schools could gain a new superintendent today to take the reins of the small school district this summer. Jim Gibson, assistant superintendent of business and administrative services, is the only candidate under consideration by the Castaic Union School District’s school board seeking to replace Superintendent Beverly Silsbee who plans to retire in June. The board will convene this morning for a special meeting to approve his contract. If it gets a majority of votes from the board, Gibson’s new position will be sealed. Gibson was the only applicant for the job in a search that did not extend past district offices. Not everyone is persuaded though that the search for a new superintendent has gone far enough, and some wonder about others out there who could be more qualified to run the school system. The board interviewed Gibson on Saturday for the job. “Most districts, because of the dearth of qualified candidates throughout the nation and California, are trying to grow their own (superintendents),” Loveall said. “It just makes sense because you don’t miss a beat systematically if you have someone already in the system.” Still, some residents have criticized the Castaic board for moving quickly with Gibson’s hire and claim the community was left in the dark when it came to choosing the next leader of the school system. Resident Robert Allen said he was one of three people who attended a community meeting Feb. 4 and that the discussion there revolved around problems with the district, not the potential new hire. The consultant gathered information from that meeting and a previous one with teachers and other staff members and presented it in a report to the board on the day Gibson was interviewed. Allen said he was surprised that within two weeks of the meeting a new superintendent could be hired. He wants more public meetings and conversations about who the community wants to head the school district. “I feel deceived,” he said. “What’s the hurry? Why are they rushing this through?” Superintendent Beverly Silsbee said she took the low turnout at the meeting as a sign that “not a lot of people were concerned.” She said communication with the community about the superintendent search was the board’s responsibility and that it can make the determination if there’s been sufficient input. She said the district has reached out to its staff and community about the search. Teachers filled out surveys and were sent memos about the Feb. 4 meeting. Meanwhile board members spread the word through town-hall meetings, the PTA and other school functions. “It think it’s been fair and upfront all the way. I can understand why someone might not understand that because they’re not in a position of a board member. They’re hearing bits and pieces,” Silsbee said. Some other school districts that went through the same hiring process with the California School Boards Association had longer hiring time frames and more community meetings. In addition to a town-hall meeting, the Santa Barbara School District’s school board mailed home information about the hiring process to parents. Also, a survey was posted online for several weeks that sought information from residents about what they were looking for in a superintendent, said Lynn Rodriguez, then board president. Rodriguez said reports compiled by the consultant – from interviews to questionnaires – were made public. She said the board was criticized for spending money on a search if members knew they were going to hire from within. But she said the payoff came from information gathered by the consultant from residents and teachers that helped shape the superintendent’s contract and the district’s future. “We are in a community where the community very much wants to be involved and help control things,” Rodriguez said. “We never do anything without lots of public discussion.” The search at Sierra Sands Unified School District in Ridgecrest also went smoothly when Superintendent Joanna Rummer was hired from within. The district had a widely publicized community forum that was advertised in newspapers, said Jane Brooks, assistant to the superintendent. However, residents were quite familiar already with Rummer before her hire. She grew up in the area and worked in the district for 20 years before becoming superintendent, Brooks said. Gibson has worked for Castaic since 2004. He previously worked in the Glendale School District. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “While I think Mr. Gibson is qualified, I’m not 100 percent sure he’s the most qualified person in the entire world,” said John Kunak, board member. A consultant was hired by the board in December to conduct the superintendent search through the California School Boards Association. The hiring process can be conducted on different levels – from limiting the search to inside the district or going countrywide. The larger the search, the bigger the cost. The board approved the smallest search, which was contained to the school district and cost $6,000. Castaic isn’t the only district that hasn’t looked past its administration for a new superintendent. In fact there have been eight other superintendent searches done this way in the state since this process began last year, said Richard Loveall, director of Executive Search Services, a division of the California School Boards Association. In the end, not one of those eight superintendent searches ever advanced further than their school districts. Loveall said boards who choose this level of searching already have someone in mind for the position who is employed in house. He said it wasn’t an unusual approach, because most boards want someone already familiar with the workings of the district and the community it serves. last_img read more

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Crystal Palace blow as Allardyce tells club he is QUITTING – reports

first_img1 Sam Allardyce: The 62-year-old replaced Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park in December Sam Allardyce is quitting Crystal Palace weeks after steering the club clear of relegation, according to reports.The 62-year-old, who replaced Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park in December, is unhappy after holding talks with the Premier League club’s hierarchy.He sought assurances from Steve Parish and the club’s board about the future, and it appears they have not been met, according to the Daily Mail. Allardyce took over the Eagles on the back of a poor run of form, as they were 17th in the table and just one point clear of the relegation zone.A run of impressive results, including wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool towards the end of the season, helped them secure a 14th-place finish, seven points clear of 18th-placed Hull.He initially signed a two-and-a-half year deal and went on to spend around £30million to sign Jeffrey Schlupp, Patrick van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic in the January transfer window, while bringing in Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool.The former England boss had commented after their final-day defeat at Man United: “Overall it has been a great success since the turn of the year and a big achievement by all the players, all the backroom staff, and the owners, to get to where we are – to get safe without having to come to Man United for any points.”“The finish is the joy of doing this job. The hardest bit is the beginning, the turnaround, the time and hours and days you spend to try to reverse what is a difficult situation, behind the scenes and on the pitch.“Beating Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool was a great thrill.”last_img read more

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WOMAN STOLE iPHONE FROM BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE

first_imgAn 18 year old woman who stole an iPhone from a beauty supply store in Letterkenny has been given the Probation Act.Letterkenny court.Samaroa Tinichigiu, of 14 Hazelbrook Crescent, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. The court heard that the accused entered a back room of Jules Hair and Beauty Supplies at Rossview Business Park in Letterkenny on July 12th last.The accused was later identified and admitted stealing the phone which was valued at €400 and which was later recovered.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been born in Romania but was living here since she was two years old.He said she had just completed her Leaving Cert and had no money and simply stole the phone to sell it on.The court heard she had no previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November 27th for a probation report.WOMAN STOLE iPHONE FROM BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalIPHONEJules Hair and Beauty SuppliesletterkennySamaroa Tinichigiulast_img read more

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HSE relax time rules for children’s Palliative Care in Donegal

first_imgThe HSE says is to relax controversial time rules being considered for children’s In-home palliative care services in Donegal allowing parents and guardians to leave the home for periods of no than 30 minutes during visits by nursing staff.The decision, which was announced at the HSE Oireachtas Health Forum in Stranorlar, comes following months of growing frustration from parents of children with complex needs and life limiting conditions who opposed the restrictions which were first mooted earlier this year.Deputy Pearse Doherty said he is delighted to have it confirmed by HSE management that the executive has decided to rethink and relax its plans. “The time rules would have seen parents and guardian only being allowed to leave the home for a maximum of 30 minutes during visits by nursing staff, after which they would have been required to return to their residence.“Understandably, parents of children with complex needs have been deeply opposed to these plans to limit their rest periods to only half hour breaks as many feel that 30 minutes is not an adequate amount of time away from the home to allow parents to re-charge or to take a break from the responsibility of having to provide round the clock care for children with such severe conditions.“I’ve been working closely with these parents, as well with representatives from advocacy group ‘Our Children’s Voice, and I have brought their concerns to both the HSE and the Minister as it is clear that the plans were not practical nor were they being done with the best interest of these families in mind.“At today’s Health Forum meeting in Stranorlar, at which Our Children’s Voice was also present, I was of course very pleased to have it confirmed by Management that the HSE is now going to reconsider its plans to introduce these harsh time based restrictions on parents and guardians for In-home palliative nursing care services in the county.” HSE relax time rules for children’s Palliative Care in Donegal was last modified: October 7th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Survey: More Than 80% of Businesses Support the iPad

first_imgmike kirkwood Tags:#Case Studies#cloud#Trends#Virtualization In a new survey (which is still accepting responses for the rest of today) Citrix is asking its IT customers to characterize their support for iPad in their businesses. Currently, over 80% of respondents expect to purchase the iPad for their company. Even more respondents are saying they will support personal iPads for their employees.Survey ResultsThe Citrix team has shared an overview of the preliminary results.While 84% of organizations will support personal iPads, 50% expect their organization to purchase the device for them.80% will purchase and use the iPad for business.The high level of adoption of the mobile device illustrates the confidence IT has that they can provide secure, safe access to company data and virtual desktops.Support, according to respondents, for the use of personal iPads for work will open the door for more Bring Your Own Computer programsThe largest perceived benefits include the mobility to work remotely without interruption, greatly improving productivity for even the most remote workers.ConsiderationsRealizing that the audience being surveyed is more likely to be interested in iPad due to self selection, it is still interesting the high level of support within business for the new device. Here are a few additional thoughts about iPad’s momentum in the enteprise.Cost is a factor of volume. One of the big surprises of the iPad launch was the price offered by Apple for the device. For the functionality offered (especially as it gets closer to parity), it’s a revolution in IT budgeting to consider this low-cost option for a hardware solution. The big win for Apple in the enterprise is going to be made on volume. If the company is successful, as it seems it will be, in continuing to have a “low SKU” approach to the market, it will continue to gain advantage through volume alone.“Bring your own computer.” In a way, this phenomenon is a big change. If Apple makes it acceptable, “Bring your own phone” may be close behind. This may break the logjam we see now where enterprises hand out corporate phones, yet consumers buy their own and carry them with them in the office (and then negotiate with IT for access to apps, for example).Mobility as the killer enterprise app. The iPad with 3G has an unlimited data plan option that may be too good to pass up for IT managers who want to deploy mobile solutions or support the mobile workforce.iTunes for corporate assets. The opportunity to deliver corporate content as subscriptions, podcasts, and video libraries could be a new wrapper on corporate assets. The ability to easily catalog resources is one thing that big intranets and internal corporate networks have been challenged with in the past. Perhaps the structure of a library approach will also target enterprise employees and reduce the friction in content distribution.It’s amazing to see the growth of momentum for iPad in business computing. This survey suggests the dynamics of iPad seem to be trending in Apple’s favor. It’s still a long way off before we see it create a large dent in enterprise laptop or desktop sales, but this movement is creating a new set of opportunities – and problems – in the enterprise. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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