Santa Fe New Mexico – Reported by Katherine Jette

first_imgSanta Fe, New Mexico – Reported by Katherine Jetter for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine“I’ve been to cities that never close down From New York to Rio and Old London Town But no matter how far or how wide I roam I still call Australia home” -By Peter AllenMelbourne is the cultural melting pot of Australia. Most of its residents, or at least their parents, are from elsewhere yet at the same time they are wholeheartedly, completely and utterly Australian. Take me, for example. I was born in Melbourne, Victoria on a beautiful autumn day (in March) to a Greek-Australian mother and a German father, which pretty much makes me a typical Melbournian. And as such, I, of course, feel that Melbourne, not Sydney, is the cultural and financial capital of Australia. We have the best museums, the best theater, the best botanical gardens, the best Chinatown, and without a doubt the best restaurants. And boy, do we love to eat. I’ll let Sydney have the best beaches. It’s only fair.Upon your arrival to our cosmopolitan city, treat yourself by checking into the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s city center, this six-star hotel overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens. From here, put on your walking shoes and head out for a day of exploration.Start by meandering around the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. From there, jump on a tram. There is no better way to get around Melbourne than the tram! Sydney had trams once, but they sold out to modern transport. We are very proud of our trams and the character they add to the city. Jump off at Flinders Street Station, a cultural icon in Melbourne. Whenever locals meet in the city, they always meet under the clocks at Flinders. My uncle met his wife under the clock in Flinders on their first date. He said when he looked up to the check the time, one of the clocks was lit up red and the dials were spinning. It was a sign.Take the bridge over to South Bank, a shopping and restaurant mecca along the Yarra River. Peruse the lovely shops or take a sunny stroll along the river banks. Before you know it, it’ll be lunch time. The best Yum Cha dumplings in Chinatown are at Shark Fin House on Little Bourke Street. Choose from a dazzling array of steaming dumplings as they pass by your table on trolleys. Complete your afternoon with some fine boutique shopping on Collins Street. After your disco nap, hit the town again for dinner and some nightlife.Melbourne has the largest Greek population outside of Greece, which means we also have fabulous Greek food. My personal favorite traditional Greek restaurant is Pireaus Blues in Brunswick, St. Fitzroy. Their slow-cooked lemon lamb falls apart and melts in your mouth. If my grandparents were still alive, my Papou would have made you the best tiropita (filo pastry with feta and ricotta) you have ever tasted.Crown Casino is where it’s at for nightlife. Dine at one of their many restaurants or try your hand at cards. The ultra-modern complex located right on the river opened in 1997 and is the largest casino in the southern hemisphere. Make sure to stop and take in the fireball display, which is put on every 30 minutes at the Gas Towers along the river.Okay, here’s my obligatory insider tip! The local hipsters head to a secret bar in Chinatown called Ginger Boy. If you can find your way through the alleys to the secret door, you will be rewarded with heavenly cocktails and delicious Thai fusion food. Just ask the cool people walking around how to get there.If you have time to really explore Melbourne, I would recommend driving out to Sorrento on Mornington Peninsula. This coastal town with its beautiful beaches and great fish and chips shops is a weekend hot spot for Melbournians. Head down to the docks around five in the afternoon at Flinders when the fishing boats come in and you might be able to snag yourself a freshly caught lobster. I still remember the time my dad brought us one of these home for dinner. Freshly steamed on its way to shore, it was the most delectable lobster I’ve ever eaten. Grab some thick chips from the store and season with salt and brown vinegar. Heaven.For a more refined weekend getaway, Yarra Valley is the top wine growing region in Victoria. Spend the night at Chateau Yering, a beautiful five-star boutique hotel and be sure to visit Yarra Yering vineyard.About the author: Daughter to a Greek-Australian mother and German father, Katherine Jetter was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1983. Whilst always remaining Australian at heart, she grew up overseas in England, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Katherine has a BSc in Clinical Psychology and is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and Accredited Jewelry Designer.Contact: Katherine Jetter, (646) 651-3233;; www.katherinejetter.comlast_img read more

Content management and global distribution company

first_imgContent management and global distribution company RR Sat has launched two new Ku-Band MCPC platforms on Spacecom’s AMOS-5 Satellite at 17° East.RRsat said the two MCPC platforms, Ku-1 for west central Africa and Ku-3 for east west Africa, will complement its DTH business in sub-Saharan Africa.“The African market for broadcast television is growing rapidly,” said Lior Rival, vice-president sales and marketing at RRsat. “Together with AMOS, we believe that with these platforms we will be able to provide leading TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach a continent demanding new television viewing.last_img

AirTies will exhibit at IBC on stand 5B33 Norigi

first_imgAirTies will exhibit at IBC on stand 5.B33. Norigin Media will exhibit on stand 14.H16 Set-top box maker AirTies has partnered with multi-screen and OTT services specialist Norigin Media to launch a new set-top box (STB) with mobile-to-TV casting capabilities.The “ultra-small” multimedia STB is designed to let users cast TV and video streams – as well as games, social media and music – from mobile devices onto larger screens at home.The firms said that the new casting solution is targeted at mobile and converged network operators “looking to increase the stickiness of their services in the connected home environment.”The AirTies STB uses cast streaming technology developed in conjunction with Norigin Media to enable video and other multimedia content to be pushed to TV screens using adaptive bitrate technology.The solution is designed to let viewers use their smartphone or tablet as a user interface to select programmes. It been developed on the AirTies 7205 STB in combination with Norigin ́s Hybrid Apps suite and will also work with AirTies’ Air 7405 set-top.“This latest innovation draws on the experience gleaned from developing a similar OTT solution for converged mobile, fixed and broadband operator Orange Spain. It allows any mobile operator to offer a full featured Pay TV solution bringing satellite quality video and security from the smart phone to the TV without expensive media gateways,” said Bulent Celebi, executive chairman and co-Founder of AirTies.Norigin Media’s co-founder, CEO and CTO, Espen Erikstad, added: “There has been much discussion about how the box at home and OTT services are different worlds and this partnership just proves otherwise and makes a stronger case for TV Everywhere.”last_img read more

To reach the Martinez home in Puerto Ricos centra

first_imgTo reach the Martinez home in Puerto Rico’s central mountains, social worker Eileen Calderon steers around piles of dirt, treacherous potholes and power company trucks that block the road. Finally, we pull up to a sagging cement home, the roof done in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs under a tarp, and a cat is tied to a leash outside the door.Calderon, who is based in San Juan, and works for VarMed, a company that handles complex medical cases in Puerto Rico, has brought two colleagues — a nurse, Anamelia Velazquez and a primary care physician, Dr. Carla Rossotti — to check in on Osvaldo Martinez and his son, Osvaldo Daniel Martinez.Inside a darkened bedroom, the elder Martinez, a 67-year-old former star pitcher in the local baseball league, spoons rice and sausage into his son’s mouth. The younger Martinez lies in a hospital bed, his arms and fingers spasm and his eyes loll around in his head. He’s 37 years old, born in Chicago, a former security guard.Some three years ago, after he and his father moved back to Puerto Rico from Illinois, the younger Martinez started showing early signs of multiple sclerosis. Over the last year, his world became this room, then this bed.His father points to the ceiling — leaking from the morning’s rain and covered in mold.”All of this leaking that you can see came out because of the hurricane,” he says.The power came back on in his house about a month ago, and the family has running water, so he is able to keep his son clean. The father carries a plastic basin into the bathroom and draws the water. Then, as he does a few times each day, he returns to the bedroom to bathe his adult son and gently change his diaper.But Rossotti, whose company VarMed, has been paid by the Puerto Rican government help take care of Martinez Junior, says the young man can’t yet get an appointment to see a neurologist to confirm his multiple sclerosis and start treatment. There is a chronic shortage of neurologists on the island, and those who remained after the storm have few slots in their schedules for Medicaid patients.”We have a patient who was stable a year ago and now he’s bedridden,” Rossotti says. “He hasn’t been able to get that neurologist evaluation.”Calderon, the social worker, says she has been trying for a year to get an appointment for Martinez, but receptionist after receptionist tells her the neurologists they work for are taking no new patients.People here in Puerto Rico talk about life “before Maria” and life after. But for many of the island’s most vulnerable residents, the 2017 storm exacerbated problems that existed long before.The island’s financial crisis has sent doctors fleeing to the States over the last decade; Hurricane Maria added further fuel to that exodus. There is no exact accounting yet of just how many physicians have left the island, but from 2006 to 2016, the number of doctors dropped from 14,000 to 9,000, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Puerto Rico.Nearly half of Puerto Ricans on the island rely on Medicaid — compared to around 20 percent of the population in the continental U.S. The territory’s government has long struggled to cover the costs of health care, partly because Congress caps the amount of money for Medicaid it sends to the island from the federal treasury.Puerto Rico essentially receives a block grant for Medicaid — a certain amount of money for each citizen in the program, no matter how great the needs for care are. The island government recently announced that it will overhaul how Medicaid contracts are awarded.Currently, Molina Healthcare, a California-based company that provides health insurance coverage to low-income people on Medicaid in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the U.S., is ostensibly responsible for guaranteeing access to needed doctors.A spokesperson for Molina, Laura Murray, says the company cannot comment on the Martinez case, or that of any individual patient, because of privacy laws.But in a written statement, the company representative reports that it contracts with 41 neurologists in Puerto Rico’s east and southwestern regions, and meets “the network adequacy requirements in our contract.””However,” the statement continues, “we recognize that there is an island-wide shortage of physicians — particularly specialists — and we are proposing suggestions to [the Puerto Rico government] on how we could work together to remediate this.”For now, the younger Martinez languishes — each day and night no different than the next, as the disease lays siege to his central nervous system, disrupting the vital connections between brain and body.Without a confirmed diagnosis, he can’t get certain public disability benefits. And he isn’t getting medication for his condition or his pain; the agency Rossotti works for can only advocate for patients, not treat them.The outward perseverance of father and son belies the true terror of their confinement. As Martinez Senior describes his son’s decline, tears come to his eyes; his son, who can understand everything, rolls on his side and begins to weep.”I have to do all that needs to be done for him,” Martinez Senior says. But he is 67 years old, and not in good health himself. He has severe arthritis and a painful bulge in his abdomen. During the months they went without power, he says, the hospital bed didn’t go up and down. He shows me a photo of his arm — black and blue and swollen — from pressing against the metal bars of the bed as he leaned down to tend to his son.But it’s his son’s withering away that pains him most.”If something would happen to me,” the father says, clasping his hands together in prayer — “I don’t know.”Sarah Varney is a senior national correspondent at Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit health newsroom that is an editorially independent part of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

David Camerons new government will include a camp

first_imgDavid Cameron’s new government will include a campaigning disabled MP and a former minister for disabled people from the last time the Tories had an absolute Commons majority, 18 years ago.The prime minister announced this week that Robert Halfon, the disabled MP for Harlow, had been appointed a vice-chairman of the Conservative party, but also a minister without portfolio and member of the Cabinet.Halfon (pictured) is known as a campaigning MP – with successful campaigns on cuts to fuel duty and to tax on bingo – and was previously parliamentary private secretary to the chancellor, George Osborne.The new minister for disabled people is the North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.Tomlinson, who did not respond to a request from Disability News Service for an interview this week, does not appear to have a significant previous interest in disability issues.He was a member of 25 all-party parliamentary groups in the last parliament, including groups for heritage railway, Taiwan, speedway, the video games industry, beer, libraries, betting and gaming, and family businesses, but not the all-party disability group.His website points to his success in parliament on issues such as school sport, business, banking, libraries and housing development, but not disability.Tomlinson was previously owner of a marketing company and is also a former nightclub manager.But despite his lack of a track record on disability issues, Tomlinson’s constituency office in Swindon appears to be far more accessible than that of his predecessor as disabled people’s minister, Mark Harper, who has become the government’s chief whip.A member of staff in the office in Swindon that Tomlinson shares with Swindon South MP Robert Buckland – on the first floor of a building with a lift – said accessibility had been one of the “top priorities” when they chose the location.She said: “It was high on my agenda and their agenda. It had to be accessible to all.”Meanwhile, Cameron has appointed a veteran former minister for disabled people to lead the government’s health and care reforms.Alistair Burt was minister for disabled people between 1995 and 1997, and was a popular Foreign Office minister in the coalition, before being sacked in 2013 following parliament’s vote against military action in Syria.He said in a statement: “I am honoured to have been entrusted with an important portfolio spanning care and health services.“There are some huge tasks awaiting for the department and the wider system, not least the delivery of aspects of the Care Act, the better integration of health and care services, and the enhanced attention to be paid to the provision of mental health support.“The work done within the areas for which I am responsible touch on the lives of many people, and I believe it is an extraordinary sector full of remarkable individuals.“I am looking forward to listening to those involved and doing all I can to ensure the government plays its full part in the further development of vital services.”Cameron also appointed the former education secretary Michael Gove – who has previously spoken out in favour of reintroducing the death penalty – as his new justice secretary, with responsibility for scrapping the Human Rights Act and replacing it with a new bill of rights.And the new employment minister, replacing Esther McVey – who lost her seat last week – is a similarly divisive figure, the right-wing Witham MP Priti Patel, an economics graduate and former communications executive who served as exchequer secretary to the Treasury in the last government, and has also spoken out in support of the reintroduction of capital punishment.Patel said in a statement: “Employment and earning a salary gives families security and our long term economic plan will continue to reward work.“I look forward to working with Iain [Duncan Smith] and others to deliver our manifesto and help more people into employment.”Duncan Smith remains as work and pensions secretary, with responsibility for the government’s welfare reform programme and finding another £12 billion a year in cuts to social security spending.Lord [David] Freud remains as welfare reform minister.last_img read more

Want to See the Earth From Space This Startup Plans to Take

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue 2 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Technology If you thought the Red Bull Stratos project — in which a skydiver ascended to the edge of outer space in a helium balloon and jumped — was so ridiculously cool, then you’ll want to keep reading. Tucson, Ariz.-based Paragon Space Development Corp. is building a helium-filled balloon that it hopes will be able to transport as many as eight passengers to an altitude of about 100,000 feet, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. One hundred thousand feet gets you to the stratosphere, or basically the cusp of outer space.The balloon is expected to have a diameter as long as a football field. Plans call for the cabin in which passengers to ride to be a high-tech, 4-ton, highly pressurized gondola equipped with life-support systems and large windows so people can take in the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the earth. No space suits or oxygen tanks necessary.Each journey could last about six hours. Seems like plenty of time to get your wanna-be astronaut on.While Paragon Space Development doesn’t plan to take passengers into space like other projects from big-name entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Elon Musk, the $70,000 price tag is considerably less than what’s been talked about from those other projects.The goal is “bringing space to the masses as much as we can,” Taber MacCallum, Paragon’s chief executive and co-founder, told the paper.Paragon is expected to begin taking paying customers up in its giant balloon starting in 2016 — as long as tests go well and regulatory issues don’t get in the way. So, yeah, they’re still working on many of the details.But this isn’t all that Paragon has up its figurative, tech-crazy sleeve. The startup is working with a non-profit group called the Inspiration Mars Foundation that — get this — wants to take passengers within a couple hundred miles of Mars.OK, mind = blown.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at or by telling us in the comments below. Entrepreneur Staff –sharescenter_img Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There. Next Article Apply Now » October 23, 2013 Jason Felllast_img read more

10 Powerfully Persuasive Words Your Customers Want to Hear

first_img Have you ever stopped to wonder why you buy some products and leave others sitting on the shelf? How do we decide between all the options we have every single day, when the majority of the time we have little to no first-hand experience with the products we’re deciding between?What makes you finally decide to try a new restaurant, use a new toothpaste or switch to a new piece of software? The answer lies largely in the types of words used to sell the product or service.Maybe you’ve never realized it, but words play a huge role in helping our brains decide which products to buy. There are tons of variables, but one thing has been proven time and time again — certain words sell better. They just do.So here you go, here are 10 words customers love to hear when making a decision:1. Free.If you think “free” is sleazy and overused, think again. People love free, plain and simple. You can give practically anything away for free, no matter how small, and you’ll grab people’s attention.Gregory Ciotti of Help Scout points this out using a study where the researchers asked people to choose between a Lindt truffle for $0.15 — which is a heck of a deal — or a Hershey Kiss for $0.01. An amazing 73 percent chose the Lindt truffle.Then they asked another group to choose between a Lindt truffle for $0.14 — again, a heck of a deal) — or a Hershey Kiss for free. This time, 69 percent wanted the Hershey Kiss. Why? Because everyone loves free stuff.2. Exclusive.Everyone want to be in the “in” crowd. When you make your product exclusive — only available to a select group — you make people want it even more. You can exchange the word exclusive with other words or phrases — members only, invitation only, first, insider — everyone will still want in.Related: Use These 10 Words in Conversation to Get What You Want3. Easy.As sad as it is, Mayberry doesn’t exist anymore, at least in most parts of the world. Life is complicated, and we also might be just a smidgen on the lazy side. So anytime we hear that something is simple or easy to do, we’re drawn to it.I’ve helped conduct surveys where customers were asked what their top purchase factors were in buying a piece of software, and “easy-to-use” was in the top three. When in doubt, don’t flex the complexity muscle. Features are good, but not when they sacrifice simplicity.4. Limited.Oh, how we hate missing out. It can be as simple as bobble heads at a local minor league baseball game, and if they say the first 100 people get one free, suddenly those bobble heads are more appealing. I mean, what are you even going to do with a bobble head? Who cares. It’s a great deal, and you have to make a decision now before it’s too late, so you’re in.5. Get.HubSpot cites a test conducted by Encyclopedia Brittanica where they replaced a headline that was a question with a headline that started with the word “get.” Conversions doubled.I don’t have a research-backed explanation for this, but I would say it’s because get is an action word that psychologically puts the reader in charge and prepares them for action. Get is also typically followed by a benefit. Get a flat stomach in six weeks. Get better grades with less studying. Get the freshest, cleanest haircut in town. You get the picture.You can also use other verbs like claim, start, try, grab or give.6. Guaranteed.With so much fraud in the world today, authenticity is a legitimate concern your customers have. Using the right words can give them the reassurance they need to pull the trigger.Related: 5 Four-Letter Words That Persuade CustomersYou’ve likely seen this everywhere — because it works. The key, though, is to actually be able to back up your guarantee. If your product doesn’t have a guarantee, returns aren’t hassle-free, or your results aren’t proven, don’t say it. It may work in the short-term, but it’ll bite you down the road. That said, if you don’t offer a guarantee, maybe it’s time to do so.Other words you can use to provide assurance are proven, results, no obligation, risk-free, hassle-free and secure.7. You.When you’re writing sales copy, or anything intended to persuade, use first-person language. It makes the reader’s, or listener’s, ears perk up a bit. And — on an unconscious level — it makes them feel special.Using “you” makes your writing conversational, and it brings your voice down to a friendly level where you can actually make a connection.8. Because.This one’s interesting. Gregory Ciotti cites studies in the book Influence by Robert Cialdini by using interesting scenarios. One that sticks out is where different phrases were tested to see which one would make people most inclined to allow someone to break in line at the copy machine.”Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the Xerox machine?” — 60 percent allowed the person to cut in line.”I have 5 pages. May I use the Xerox machine, because I am in a rush?” — 94 percent allowed the person to cut in line.”Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the Xerox machine because I have to make copies?” — 93 percent allowed the person to cut in line.Notice that by simply hearing a “because,” followed by a reason, nearly everyone decided the person could get in front of them in line. The reasons given weren’t even legitimate reasons. Because I have to make copies? Everyone in line had to make copies — that’s why they were there.The thing to remember is that human brains love explanations. We need to know why. Why do I need that feature? Because it will help me get ____.Tie your product, features and the actions you want people to take in with a reason, and people will be more compelled to take action.9. Best.Which sounds better?  “How to Change a Flat Tire” or “The Best Way the Change a Flat Tire.”It’s a no-brainer, really. Think about how many times you’ve Googled something, only to get frustrated during the search, so you go back and add the word “best” in front of your search. Maybe it’s just me, but I have a feeling I’m not the only one.It’s as if “best” is a sacred word that’s only awarded to the truly great, so you can count on anything labeled as the best. We all know that’s not true, but to call something the best implies that at some point there was a comparison, and this one came out on top.Related: Want to Be Successful? Be the Best at What You Do.But please, don’t be deceptive with this. If you’re not truly the best, or you can’t get people to call you the best without coercion, keep working to actually be the best at what you do. Don’t just slap that label on yourself without validation.10. Compare.With social media and as many review sites and blogs as there are today, practically everyone makes comparisons before making a decision.Ford vs. ChevroletPampers vs. HuggiesCharmin vs CottonelleHubspot vs. MarketoWe want to know who the top players are, and then we want to see them side-by-side. Use that to your advantage by telling your readers to compare your quality, ease of use, price, etc., to your competitor’s. Even better, make it easy on them by doing the comparison yourself.When you openly show them the difference between your product and your competitors, you take that work off of them, and they’ll be grateful for that. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 10 Powerfully Persuasive Words Your Customers Want to Hear Image credit: Shutterstock | Enhanced by Entrepreneur 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Guest Writer Mike Taylor Next Article 8 min readcenter_img August 2, 2016 Add to Queue Marketing Writer, Founder of, Content Contributor at Digium, Inc. –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

PatientSources eprescribing technology reduces prescription errors at RHN

first_imgThe transition from paper-based charting to e-prescribing has gone incredibly smoothly for RHN and it’s rewarding for that the partnership is already producing positive results. We believe the rapid uptake and user satisfaction is testament to our central tenant of making complex healthcare simple and our electronic versions of forms and charts directly mimicking their paper predecessors rather than introducing complicated, new workflows.PatientSource was founded as a direct result of the errors that I was seeing as a practicing doctor that were caused by paper-based processes and so it is great that another organization is now able to provide safer and more efficient care as a result of our technology.” Speaking about the implementation of the e-prescribing solution at RHN, Dr Michael Brooks, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of PatientSource, said: We are lucky that we have a culture of incident reporting – which we encourage because we need to learn from our mistakes. Our patients sometimes can’t speak for themselves so we have to speak up for them. Our aim is to have a high level of reporting but a low level of incidents and PatientSource is helping us to achieve this.” PatientSource was a less risky option than procuring a big-name solution and it didn’t require any extra specialist hardware or apps – all it requires is a web browser, which means that it also doesn’t add to our existing resource costs. We could also see that regardless of the cost this was the leading system, so the decision to choose PatientSource was a moral one – how could we justify going somewhere else?” Jul 8 2019The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) has successfully reduced prescription errors by 83%, from 6 incidents in April 2018 down to 1 during April 2019 following the introduction of PatientSource’s e-prescribing technology on four of its wards. The investment is the first step for RHN in realizing its goal of moving from paper-based systems to a full electronic patient record across the whole hospital.RHN, which is based in Putney, southwest London, is a 220-bed hospital and independent medical charity that provides rehabilitation and long-term care to people with complex neurological disabilities caused by damage to the brain or other parts of the nervous system.Michael Marrinan, Medical Director at RHN said: RHN selected PatientSource’s e-prescribing solution to replace card drug charts, offering the hospital the benefit of increasing patient safety through its automatic prescription checks alerts. This includes checking all prescribed drugs against known patient allergies, checking for drug-drug interactions and checking for the appropriate dose, route and frequency of administration.Toby Roberts, Associate Director of Information and Technology at RHN, said: Source:PatientSource PatientSource took just three months to implement the system within the hospital, which included tailoring the functionality to meet the specific needs of RHN, including a bespoke integration to the organization’s Patient Administration System.In the first month since its introduction, the hospital has seen just one incident of medication management related to human error compared to six in the same period the year before – an 83% reduction.Marrinan said: We were behind the curve. We are a charitable organization, we are not in the NHS and that has left us in an unusual position in that we don’t have an EPR – we are in a naive position from a technology point of view.Our patients have complex needs and many are on significantly more medications than your average hospital patient. Our staff have between 30-40,000 drug interactions a month and while our incidence of drug errors was very low, any incident is one too many.”last_img read more

MixedEmotions opensource toolbox for emotion analysis

first_imgCredit: MixedEmotions project This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. New search tools open up access to medical information Citation: MixedEmotions: open-source toolbox for emotion analysis (2018, October 25) retrieved 17 July 2019 from A European team of researchers, including Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has developed an open-source toolbox to assess emotions in texts, audios and videos. Explore further MixedEmotions Toolkit is a set of open-source tools that analyzes emotions. This toolbox is the result of the research project MixedEmotions. The aim of this project is the automatic recognition of emotions through text, audio and video processing.Our actions are affected by both our mood and the way we perceive others. There is a growing demand for automatic analysis of emotions in different fields. The possible applications are wide, including call centers, smart environments, brand reputation analysis and assistive technology.First, analysis tools can be highly complex. Emotion detection may require age, gender or facial recognition. Second, the analysis also requires both prior knowledge and linguistic resources that are not always public, and third, these tools are usually designed in one language, generally in English.Adapting these tool to other languages is an arduous task that requires specific resources on each language. The combination of these issues reduces the range of freely available tools.The aim of MixedEmotions was to increase the number of these tools. The developed tools are adapted to various European languages in order to recognize the multicultural and multilingual outlook of the current technology.In order to show the utility of these tools, the researchers tested them in the context of three concrete use cases: a smart TV application that provides emotion-driven recommendations, a call center monitoring system that assesses the mood and the reaction of clients in each call, and an online brand reputation system for companies that study opinions and responses of customers.The Intelligent System Group (GSI) from UPM contributed to the project. First, they led the linked data modeling for services and semantic vocabulary. As a result, all the project tools use this type of vocabulary based on the linked data principles.This eases the interoperability, since analyses in various modalities are conducted using fusion techniques. Fernando Sánchez, a GSI researcher says, “Given the relevance of this issue, we developed a community group on the World Wide Web consortium (W3C), an international community focused on the development of standards to ensure the long term Web growth, to discuss this modeling semantic and transfer the results.”Second, the GSI group developed Senpy, a software package for developing and publishing emotion analysis services and tools, mainly focused on text processing. Finally, the group improved the emotion analysis through social context, that is, additional information about the user, the content and different relationships in the social networks. Provided by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid More information: Paul Buitelaar et al. MixedEmotions: An Open-Source Toolbox for Multimodal Emotion Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2018). DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2018.2798287last_img read more

Sebastien Haller completes record West Ham move

first_imgManuel Pellegrini’s side had been tipped to sign Maxi Gomez before turning their attentions to Haller after the Celta Vigo forward moved to Valencia.”I will always give 100 per cent and respect the club,” Haller added.”I think this is a normal thing and that I can guarantee. I know it’s a big transfer and there is a lot of expectation around me, and I just want to make people proud of this transfer and I will give everything I have.” West Ham have completed the club-record signing of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported fee of £45million. The 25-year-old has now signed a five-year deal with the Hammers, with the option of a further 12 months.The striker becomes the most expensive signing in the club’s history, eclipsing the reported £36m paid to Lazio for Felipe Anderson last year.MORE: Joey Barton charged with actual bodily harm after Barnsley incident”I feel really great,” Haller told West Ham’s website. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to be here.”It means a lot [to be the record signing]. It proves that the club [has] really wanted me for a long time. I felt this desire to sign me and I’m really happy to sign, also. It is an ambitious club, a nice club, a nice city and nice fans too.”24 – Sebastien Haller was directly involved in 24 goals in the Bundesliga last season (15 goals, 9 assists); the only striker with more in 2018-19 was Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (29). Nailed. OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 17, 2019Haller scored 20 goals in all competitions in 2018-19, including five in Eintracht’s run to the semi-finals of the Europa League.He will be tasked with spearheading the West Ham attacking following Marko Arnautovic’s move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.center_img The Premier League side agreed a deal on Tuesday with Frankfurt, who granted Haller permission to travel to London for a medical.last_img read more

Dont Be Confused If This Starfish Makes Your Mouth Water

first_imgIf this starfish is making your mouth water, you’re not alone. When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did a double take — the sea star looked just like a piece of ravioli. starfish out here lookin like a snack Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo — XD (@radfag_) July 11, 2019  Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The photo of the starfish, captured on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s recent expedition to the deep Atlantic Ocean, propelled the tasty looking echinoderm to fame. But until now, the “ravioli” star (also called the cookie star) was a bit of a nobody. Even though scientists have known of the ravioli star for some time, only recently did the creature get a common (non-Latin) name, Christopher Mah, an invertebrate biologist at the Smithsonian Museum at Natural History, told Live Science. Instead, the starfish was known only by its formal scientific name, P. dentatus. [Photos: See the World’s Cutest Sea Creatures] That’s because until now, people rarely had the chance to observe the starfish in its natural habitat. Most of what scientists know about the ravioli star comes from specimens that were already dead, Mah said. Now, with the advent of remotely operated vehicles like NOAA’s Deep Discoverer, which captured rare footage of ravioli stars, everyone has virtual access to these creatures. It was sometime in the last year that Mah began hearing the names “cookie star” and “ravioli star” bouncing around the internet. “It’s just kind of amusing to me,” Mah said, “[The name] just took off so quickly.” The starfish isn’t new or unusual — it has existed at the depths of the ocean for much longer than its moniker. But the way Twitter is interacting with the ravioli star and other marine wonders is completely novel, Mah said. Just the fact that the internet has bred a new name for these creatures is evidence of a new kind of citizen science, he added. That’s a good thing. “Any kind of connection that I think the public has with natural history, with nature is important,” Mah said. As for the ravioli star, its moment in the spotlight is only just beginning. This is an exciting moment for deep-sea creatures like the pasta doppelganger, Mah said. For the first time, scientists have the chance to study how they interact with their environment — what they eat, how they reproduce and how they navigate their underwater world. On the Deep Discoverer’s most recent dive, for instance, the ROV captured another image of a group of ravioli stars ganging up on a sea sponge (a sea creature with no skeleton and a soft, porous body). Until now, scientists knew virtually nothing about this sea star’s biology. This is the Deep Discoverers seventh dive on an expedition called Windows to the Deep. Originally published on Live Science. In Photos: The Wonders of the Deep Seacenter_img In Photos: The Stunning Sea Life ‘Stars’ of ‘Big Pacific’ Marine Marvels: Spectacular Photos of Sea Creatureslast_img read more