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Corentyne residents benefit from NEW GPC medical outreach

first_img…promotions on cancer awareness bearing fruit – GRPABerbicians are being urged to reduce their salt intake. This is one of the recommendations of Endocrinologist Dr Yaquelin Gonalea Ricardo, who during a NEW GPC medial outreach in Berbice, Region Six, found that a lot of persons in the area are hypertensive.More than 200 persons visited the medical outreach at Port Mourant on Saturday, and were seen by the several doctors.According to Dr Ricardo, most of the persons seen were suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes. “When we ask those with high blood pressure why they did not take their medication, they say that they forget to take it only for today. But the truth is that sometimes they forget to take the tablets, and so the blood pressure is high,” Dr Ricardo told this publication.She explained that the team observed a similar trend with those who are diabetic.Expressing alarm at the high number of persons with high blood pressure, Dr Ricardo attributed this phenomenon to persons’ salt intake. She is of the opinion that many Berbicians use too much salt.She also noted that some of those who visited the outreach, held in front of Spready’s Supermarket at Port Mourant, took the medication which they were using to control their blood pressure.She, however, warned that persons need to monitor their salt intake if they are to control their blood pressure.Meanwhile, relative to diabetes, many persons were unaware that they are victims of the ailment.“The problem in Guyana is that many people don’t have good eating habits…they need to eat properly and to check their blood sugar twice a year,” she declared.Several persons were also treated for various other ailments and conditions, among them being back pain, flu and fever.The NEW GPC INC was able to provide locally manufactured medication to all the persons who visited the outreach.The outreach also facilitated diabetic eye screening.Breast cancerMeanwhile, as Guyana joined the rest of the world in observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, approximately two dozen persons took advantage of the breast cancer screening during the outreach.According to Dr Calena Clohisy of the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA), there were also breast examinations done at the outreach, and VIA testing for cervical cancer.The VIA survey of character strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help persons understand their core characteristics. Most personality tests focus on negative and neutral traits, but the VIA Survey focuses on a person’s best qualities.According to Dr Clochisy, all of the VIA tests and breast examinations were negative. “A lot of them, when I spoke to them, it was their first time being tested for VIA. A lot of them did not know what the VIA test was, but most of them have had a breast examination already, and were just coming back for another checkup,” she explained.She is of the opinion that promotions on cancer awareness are bearing fruit, and persons understand the importance of having regular breast checkups.This has been the fourth medical outreach hosted by the NEW GPC for the year. Outreaches have already been held in Linden, on the West Coast of Demerara, on the West Bank of Demerara, and on the Essequibo Coast.last_img read more


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College World Series pitcher has local ties

first_imgAnybody in Humboldt County following the College World Series knows that the Costal Carolina University Chanticleers took the title two games to one over the University of Arizona Wildcats, with Arizona only winning game one thanks to the masterful pitching of lefty JC Cloney.And if the name Cloney sounds familiar, it is because the winning pitcher of Game 1 is the grandson of the late Eureka native, baseball lover and youth sports advocate Bud Cloney — the man the Eureka High School baseball …last_img


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Microsoft to premiere OneApp in SA

first_img25 August 2009 “With a GPRS-enabled cell phone, consumers can now be part of the app experience, which is taking the world by storm,” says Blue Label Telecoms joint CEO Mark Levy. “While this opens up a whole new world of opportunity for any and all users, advertisers and developers, we’re particularly excited by the technology’s capacity to transform nearly any cell phone into a highly sophisticated, cost-effective and user-friendly transactional device,” says Levy. As a result of a strategic relationship with Microsoft, Blue Label Telecoms’ upcoming release of its mibli consumer mobile service, powered by Microsoft OneApp, will ship with more than a dozen new applications. ‘Transform any cellphone’ Microsoft OneApp will begin to be offered through partners worldwide, and software developers can write new applications for OneApp using industry standards such as JavaScript and XML. Software giant Microsoft is partnering with local firm Blue Label Telecoms to premiere OneApp – a new application that enables feature-rich phones to access Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger and other popular applications and games – in South Africa. According to Microsoft, OneApp will result in a better mobile experience for the many people around the world who want to do more with the phones they already own, while complementing the company’s strategy of bringing mobile applications and services to feature phones in emerging markets. Better mobile experience Among other things, OneApp boast that:center_img Its lightweight (150KB) on-phone footprint makes installation easy and fast.It dynamically launches just the parts of a mobile app that a person wants to use, eliminating additional installation time and the need to store all of the mobile apps on the phone.It includes “cloud” services that help offload processing and storage from the phone to the internet, improving overall performance.It uses data networks efficiently to reduce data access charges, saving money for the customer. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “Microsoft OneApp will be able to help people do things they couldn’t do before with their feature phone – anything from paying their bills to helping diagnose their health issues or just staying connected with friends and family,” Mital said. Consumers in South Africa can download and install mibli for free, though network service fees will apply for data usage. Additional applications will be available in the future, focusing on areas such as health care. The OneApp software developer kit is expected to be available for developers by the end of 2009. “We believe mobile technology plays a pivotal role in addressing people’s everyday needs and creating new opportunities for local industry to grow,” Microsoft’s Amit Mital said in a statement this week. OneApp was designed “from the ground up” to enable mobile applications to be accessed by feature phones with limited memory and processing capability. For users, OneApp appears on their phone as a single application, whence they can easily access all of their mobile applications. Lightweight applicationlast_img read more


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A Wagging Good Time: Tips for Geocaching with Pups

first_imgBy Dani NavarreYour favorite geocaching companionsNothing is better than geocaching with your best friend and who could be better than man’s best friend? Geocaching isn’t just a hobby for humans—your four-legged friends can join in on the fun too.Coming home to slobbery kisses and a wagging tail is enough to brighten anyone’s day. Your dog waits patiently for you to return home, he hears the hum of the car engine, and bounds down the stairs to greet you at the door. He does so much for you and deserves a little treat. You can add a little color to your favorite canine’s grey day by putting a leash on that enthusiasm and heading out for some geocaches. Sounds like a walk in the park that earns more than one kind of smiley. As someone who has trained with scent detecting dogs, I know exactly how rewarding working with animals can feel. One of the most enjoyable parts is having a goal that you and your furry friend can work toward together. Whether you are practicing obedience training or just want to get out for some fresh air, geocaching can be a fun way to get all the members of your family (human and canine) outside.Stellar geo-sense So here are HQ’s top tips for geocaching pups: Sensitive puppy paws. Be aware of the geocache’s terrain. The summer heat and cement or metal surfaces can be a dangerous combination for your dog’s sensitive paw pads. Geocaching with your dog can be fun for whole family. What’s your favorite geocaching animal story? Collars aren’t just a fashion trend. Local leash laws vary by city. Before you set Rover free to roam, check to see if a leash is required. Socialize at your local dog park. While your dog is having the time of his life, you could be catching a few smilies. Dog parks are a popular places to hide geocaches, so next time you are out take a look. A safe pup is a happy pup. Check to see that your dog’s vaccinations are up to date for tick and mosquito protection. A hike through the woods can make for a fun day…until you come home with a car full of ticks and one sad puppy. Turn your dog into a geocache. Has science gone too far? Don’t worry your pooch is safe, but he can become a trackable puppy with a geo dog tag. Your pup will enjoy all of the pets and your human friends will love the new trackable.center_img Share with your Friends:More and they’re fun! Is your dog an adventurous pup or does he make sloths look hyperactive? Be sure to choose caches that match your dog’s fitness level. If your dog is a trailblazer he may enjoy longer hikes with more challenging terrain, but if your dog is a couch potato an easy urban stroll might be a better match. SharePrint RelatedTips for Geocaching With PupsAugust 25, 2015In “Learn”50 First Dates: How to Hook Your Friends into GeocachingJuly 25, 2013In “Learn”The Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community” Carry water. Make sure you and your dog are hydrated to keep those tongues wagging.last_img read more


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Export and Analyze Social Media Analytics With Export.ly

first_imgRelated Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… In the case of Facebook, the charts offer data similar to what’s featured in Facebook Insights, including Fan page activity, user engagement, comments per post and top posts. It can also export email header data from Gmail and Google Apps accounts: recipient names, email addresses, subject lines and datestamps. This report is not as immediately useful as the social media data, but it can still be interesting to play with.In addition to formatted Excel spreadsheets, the data can be exported as plain text CSV files, which is comparably useful, if not anywhere near as elegant-looking. You can still sort the data in various ways; It’s just not as pretty. Generating reports from Export.ly is free up to a certain number of data points. It will analyze up to 10,000 Twitter followers or Facebook posts at no charge, but after that there’s a per-export charge, depending on the size. Large reports can get as pricey as $250 per export. The spreadsheets are in Microsoft’s infamous .xslx format, so it won’t work with older versions of Excel. Export.ly recommends Excel 2007 or higher for Windows and 2008 or higher for Mac. In our testing, we tried opening these files in Excel 2004 for Mac with the Open XML Converter, to no avail. Export.ly comes to us from SimplyMeasured, the company that created RowFeeder, another social media analysis tool. john paul titlow Tags:#biz#Reviews 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Anybody who wrangles analytics data for a living knows what a pain it can be to get a handle on social media metrics. Different sources offer different metrics in different formats, and even Twitter’s official real-time analytics dashboard is not yet publicly available. Export.ly is a new Web app that aims to ease some of that pain by giving social marketers the means to export data from Twitter, Facebook and email into a Excel spreadsheet or CSV file. The beauty of Export.ly is in its richly formatted, colorful charts and graphs, which are built into the Excel spreadsheets it exports. For Twitter, the charts break down the data about one’s followers that is publicly accessible on their user profiles: location, time zone, number of followers, number of tweets, user description, Website URL, and others. It breaks some down by percentage, so you can get an idea of how many of your followers themselves have over 1,000 followers, for example. last_img read more


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The Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

first_imgGreen-construction contests not only can inspire innovation, they can inspire more green-construction contests.And that is a good thing. The drive among builders, architects, engineers, and, in some cases, homeowners to succeed in these competitions often results in structures that serve as both teaching tools and publicity magnets for green building.One recently launched contest, the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge, features 18 builders competing to construct the most energy-efficient single-family and multifamily homes they can. One of many, similar initiatives that are administered by regional, ratepayer-funded energy conservation programs, the Challenge officially began in May.Contestants have until December 1, 2010, to complete their projects and earn a shot at the $15,000 grand prize, the $10,000 second-place prize, and the $5,000 third-place award.The dwellings range in size from the 600-sq.-ft. one-bedroom units being built by Green Planet Options for the Guilford Housing Authority to a 4,944-sq.-ft. five-bedroom being constructed in New Canaan by BPC Green Builders. In fact, while all contestants are striving for very high degrees of energy efficiency, many of the homes are big by the usual standards of green.Of the projects whose specifications are available, five top 4,000 sq. ft., two weigh in at just over 3,500 sq. ft., six are between 2,000 and 2,900 sq. ft., and three fall below the 2,000-sq.-ft. mark. One of the projects, a 2,690-sq.-ft. three-bedroom, has been designed and is being built by its owners, Karann and Jeremy Schaller, who have been documenting progress on the house in a blog.Participants receive $500 toward the cost of a HERS index rating, which will be used to determine the winners. The competition results will be announced on December 8, 2010.last_img read more


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14 live bombs recovered in Howrah

first_imgFourteen live bombs were on Thursday recovered from a shop in Howrah district, where a man was injured in an explosion on Wednesday, police said.Bomb squad personnel, during the search in the shop this morning, found the explosives, a police officer said.Komer Ali, the shop owner, who was injured in the explosion, has been admitted to Uluberia hospital with severe burn injuries, the officer said.Investigation into the incident is underway, he said, adding, police has not been able to interrogate Ali as he is in hospital.The explosion happened at the Teen Kapati Pool under the jurisdiction of Manikpur police station on Wednesday evening when Ali was closing the shop, the officer said.last_img