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first_imgBriefingOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Round-up of news from the professional journalsEducation plusEarly results of a study of universities have suggested nurses receivebetter education than doctors. The evidence is based on a survey ofuniversities in England and Northern Ireland, carried out by the QualityAssurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Nursing Standard 8 March Pay system trial A new pay system for nurses will be ready for piloting at up to 32 NHStrusts next year. All NHS employers in England are expected to have implementedthe new system by 2004. Nursing Standard 8 March Flexible work wish Nurses put flexitime at the top of their wish list to improve life at work,according to a survey of 10,000 NHS staff, carried out by the NHS researchersPay and Workforce Research. Nursing Times 9 March Immunisation find Researchers have found that administering the measles vaccine via an aerosolcan be more effective than traditional injection. A study published in TheLancet found that 3.6 per cent of children who received Edmonston-Zagrebvaccine by aerosol were inadequately protected a year later, compared with 8.6per cent of children who received it by injection. Nursing Times 9 March Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

NHL’s Colorado Avalanche To Host Special Grateful Dead Night During Upcoming Game Against The Philadelphia Flyers

first_imgThis Saturday, October 6th, the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League will host a very special night for fans at their home in Denver’s Pepsi Center. In addition to playing the Philadelphia Flyers (who have recently been making headlines after unveiling their delightfully horrifying new mascot Gritty last week), the Colorado Avalanche has announced that Saturday’s game will also double as a special Grateful Dead night for their Deadhead-inclined fans.Saturday’s festivities will kick off with a pre-game concert in Coors Meadow (which is located outside of the Grand Atrium doors at the Pepsi Center) featuring fan-favorite Colorado Grateful Dead tribute act, Shakedown Street. Fans will also receive a replica jersey, which features a dancing bear in traditional Avalanche colors on the sleeve in addition to a Stealie on the front containing the Avalanche’s logo.For more details and ticketing information for the Colorado Avalanche Grateful Dead night this Saturday, head here.last_img read more

Jennie Harney Will Join The Color Purple

first_img Related Shows View Comments The Color Purple Jennie Harney will make her Broadway debut this fall in The Color Purple. She steps into the role of Nettie beginning September 20, filling in for Joaquina Kalukango, who takes her final bow before maternity leave on September 18.Harney previously appeared in the national tour of Motown. She also won BET’s Apollo Live 2 competition in 2014.The current cast at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre features Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Heather Headley as Celie and Shug Avery, respectively, as well as Tony nominee Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Isaiah Johnson as Mister, Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo and Patrice Covington as Squeak. Jennifer Holliday will replace Headley as Shug beginning October 4.Based on the Alice Walker novel, the musical follows Celie, a young black woman in Georgia who, through her friendship with her daughter-in-law and friend Sofia, relationship with the extravagant and troubled Shug Avery and her own self-acceptance, triumphs over adversity and learns to love herself.center_img Jennie Harney(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017last_img read more

6 reasons your credit union should be offering non-prime auto loans

first_imgBecause of the risk associated, after all costs and expenses you can expect to make two to four hundred percent more than you would on the average prime auto portfolio.3.  These people are in need Once up and running, you will be able to integrate your non-prime lending practices into normal loan application processing.5.  Not everyone offers non-prime right now First a crash course on what exactly a non-prime loan is, as the prospect of anything other than an ideal loan makes many financial professionals uneasy. Often confused with sub-prime lending near or non-prime lending focuses on individuals who fall just under the standard qualifications to receive a loan. These are the people that are in the greatest need, have the fewest options and are often, regrettably, denied a loan for barely failing to qualify. Finding ways to make loans to these higher-risk members can not only benefit your credit union’s bottom line, but help improve loyalty with the member in need.1.  Less risk than you thinkAs the lender you have control on all credit decisions. You are still able to choose just how much risk you are willing to take on, and decide how you plan to balance it with required rate.2.  Much larger ROAs Those who need this service have very few options for getting the help they need. Studies have shown that families that have reliable transportation have a higher average household income.4.  It’s easier than you think Providing more loans outside of your prime lending guidelines obviously has its own advantages.Helping your members and earning higher yields at the same time, while not taking on any more unnecessary risk is the dream of any financial institution. Lenders Protection provides your credit union with the ability model your specific overhead and funding costs to ensure a profitable auto loan portfolio while carefully managing the risks. 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This gives you a unique opportunity to offer something to your members that they would normally have to find elsewhere. Keeping everything in-house will increase profitability while improving customer relations.6.  Significantly increase your vehicle lending volumeslast_img read more

Bowen property market takes big hit after Cyclone Debbie

first_imgMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Electrcity and emergency services begin to repair damage.“At the time of the cyclone we had five properties under contract — three in Bowen and two in Collinsville,” Ms Moss said.“Luckily, all five properties are OK so hopefully they will go ahead as they were meant to settle that day but it’s been all drawn out.“We find that many buyers are very nervous, stressed and hesitant to buy, but at the same time there are southern investors who realise that now is a good time to buy.“Since the cyclone, we’ve had numerous calls from buyers in Brisbane and Toowoomba looking to buy up and making multiple offers on properties.” BOWEN’S property market could take years to recover with over 50 per cent of homes damaged, including current listings and rental properties. Properties damaged during the cyclone have been pulled off the market to allow owners to file insurance claims while those that survived last week’s force of nature have been turned into temporary crisis accommodation.Century 21 principal Kylie Moss said staff were working around the clock to assist vendors and tenants hit hard by the recent crisis. A car was crushed under a carport at the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre during Cyclone Debbie.“It’s been really difficult to get any of these properties fixed as assessors are only dealing with major claims. Those are the properties that left people without a home or where roofs lifted off the homes,” she said.“The damage for most of our properties varies between $2000 and $3000 to around $4 million, which are the homes that got totally wiped out.”But it’s not all bad news, with five properties expected to settle this month and agents fielding a constant stream of phone calls from southern investors looking to snatch up bargain properties. center_img Houses throughout Bowen were stripped of their roofs by Cyclone DebbieMs Moss, who like many others lost her home to Cyclone Debbie, said she and her staff had to overcome much adversity over the past week.“For five days following the cyclone, we had no power, no water, no aircon and switchboard and the only way to communicate with clients was by mobile phone, which had to be recharged in our own cars,” she said.“That was until the phone network went down, which left us in the lurch for a while.“29 George St in Collinsville was one of our worst-hit rentals and tenants had to be relocated as the entire house collapsed.“Now, a week later, we still can’t see a silver lining. We’re desperate for rentals as we had to relocate many of our tenants as a result of the crisis.”last_img read more

Jack Wilshere injuries

first_imgArsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set for another spell on the sidelines following news he will need surgery to fully repair a hairline fracture in his left fibula. Press Association October – Right Ankle 2013 March – Left Ankle (41) May – Left Ankle (Minor Surgery) (44) August – Right Ankle September – Right Ankle November – Left Ankle 2014 January – Right Ankle February – Hamstring March – Broken Foot (67) October – Left Knee November – Left Ankle (91) 2015 January – Ankle (Minor Surgery) (35) August – Left Fibula (Minor Surgery) October – Ankle (35 days ruled out) 2010 January – Hamstring November – Back 2011 August – Right Ankle (Major Surgery) (447) 2012 February – Right Foot Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the key injuries suffered by the England international and his estimated days out of action. 2009 last_img read more

Wenger defends Sanchez omission and hails ‘outstanding’ Arsenal youngster

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesArsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted the decision to leave Alexis Sanchez out of the starting line-up against Chelsea was not a hint the Chilean’s future lies away from the club. Sanchez has again been linked with Manchester City, after a proposed move in the summer broke down, and is also now free to talk to European clubs as he enters the last six months of his contract.Wenger brought Sanchez off the bench at Stamford Bridge and was rewarded with a bright display, which the Gunners boss said showed the forward’s commitment to Arsenal remained.“The team selection has nothing to do with the transfer market,” Wenger said.“I want him to stay because I believe he is a very important player for us. When he came on, he created straightaway a danger.“Sanchez plays every game. Sometimes a breather helps him a little bit.“This is a guy who is completely focused on playing football. He can make a difference between what is going on outside and what is going on on the pitch.”Wenger also confirmed that midfielder Francis Coquelin is close to completing a move to Valencia, and suggested 20-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles – who played at left wing-back against Chelsea – could be in contention to replace him.“Maitland-Niles had an outstanding performance tonight,” Wenger said.“He’s a defensive midfielder, basically, so at some stage what he’s doing at the moment will help him develop as a player.“We have Monreal and Kolasinac injured. When they come back, that opens up a position for him in midfield.”last_img read more

Telkom goes mobile with 8ta

first_img15 October 2010South Africans are set to benefit from increased competition in the local mobile telecommunications market, with fixed-line operator Telkom launching its own cellular offering, branded as 8ta (Heita!).The launch revealed who was behind the high-profile “Heita!” (a township slang greeting) advertising campaign, which has intrigued South Africans for the past few weeks.Addressing guests at the network’s launch in Johannesburg this week, Telkom Mobile executive Amith Maharaj said that 8ta products would offer more value than any other network provider, and that the new service would “get people to talk more”.“I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is the start of a new era in mobile phone communication in South Africa,” Maharaj said. “Consumers will at last have a real choice.”Free talk time, real-time usage infoAccording to 8ta, all prepaid customers will for the first time benefit from free talk time to any network every time they receive calls from a mobile phone – 1 free second of airtime for every 3 seconds of call received – a benefit that is available all day, every day.Calls from 8ta to fixed line will cost 60% less than typical market rates for similar calls, and there will be a flat rate of R2.50 per minute to over 100 international destinations.“Additionally, when you send five SMSs in a day, 8ta will give you 50 bonus SMS’s at no extra cost to use that same day,” the network operator said in a statement.The network will also provide prepaid internet customers with an out-of-bundle rate of R1 per megabyte, while prepaid data bundles can be purchased for as low as 25c per megabyte.The billing system ensures that both prepaid and contract customers have access to real-time usage information so that they can understand their consumption moment by moment, without receiving unexpectedly high bills at the end of the month.“We are able to mobilise the reliability of fixed-line and the agility of mobile to provide products that South African people really want,” said Telkom Group acting CEO Jeffrey Hedberg.National coverage, ‘top notch’ service8ta has constructed 800 base stations across the country, and plans to construct a further 3 200 base stations over time to improve coverage and connectivity. The services have been built on an end-to-end Internet Protocol based 2G and 3G network, which is easily upgradable to a Long Term Evolution (LTE), or “4G” network.“To ensure top notch customer service and quality of experience, a new call centre and new IT systems have also been implemented,” Telkom said.8ta has also entered into a national roaming agreement with MTN to extend its coverage reach to more than 96% of the South African population.The network will also offer a full international roaming service through another established and experienced international service provider when it launches post-paid services next month.8ta has created a countrywide sales network that includes the major consumer retailers and mobile wholesalers as well as 132 Telkom Direct outlets across South Africa.“We wanted to create a brand that builds upon Telkom’s heritage around quality and innovation,” said Telkom South Africa MD Pinky Moholi. “At the same time, we realised the need to be simple and to be authentically South African.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The extraordinary real meal revolution of Tim Noakes

first_imgEggs, bacon and asparagus. One of the filling, tasty, protein- and fat-rich – and guilt-free – recipes in sports scientist Tim Noakes’s new recipe book, The Real Meal Revolution.• Professor Timothy NoakesDirector, UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports MedicineUniversity of Cape Town+27 21 650 [email protected]• A Mad Swim from Mozambique to Madagascar • Quality non-fiction from Mampoer • ‘Human polar bear’ makes Himalayan swim for peace • Science in the spotlight • Taking a nation’s health to heartMelissa Jane CookEating fat is good for you. That’s the extraordinary claim by South African health and exercise guru Tim Noakes, who has snatched headlines with his controversial new diet plan – high fats, high protein and next to no carbohydrates, ideally none.Speaking at an Extraordinary South Africans event in Johannesburg in late January, Noakes, a professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town, explained to an engrossed and crowded room why a plate of bacon and eggs may be good for you.The Extraordinary South Africans series of talks at Gallagher Convention Centre gives a platform to South Africans who are not afraid to confront lazy thinking. An author, serial runner and globally respected researcher, Noakes fits the bill: he’s in the middle of a global challenge to dietary convention, and doesn’t shy away from a rumpus.Noakes is a world-class scientist, so his assertion that there is “no evidence that a low-fat diet is healthy” has caused an outcry. The evidence, he said, is that fat is good and carbohydrates bad – contrary to what massive food corporations tell us. Carbohydrates are profitable, he said, but big industry shouldn’t determine what people eat.“It has taken me 61 years to suspect that bread and cereals – the biblical staff of life – as well as rice, pasta and refined carbohydrates may not be healthy for me personally as I had always believed.”Noakes claims that fat is a US government-endorsed scapegoat for obesity. “It was made up initially by a couple of scientists, and then the US Senate got behind it. They produced the US Dietary Guidelines and said fat was bad, and that you should eat more carbohydrates. Industry got behind it because you can make more money selling carbohydrates. From that moment, Americans became more obese.” Professor Tim Noakes is no maverick outsider, easily ignored. He’s a globally recognised sports science expert, an accomplished University of Cape Town academic, a ground-breaking researcher, and the author of numerous well-regarded books.Over his long career Noakes – particularly in his classic runners’ bible The Lore of Running – always recommended loading up on carbohydrates to improve sporting performance. Only in the last few years has he made a U-turn, concluding that carbohydrates are in fact the cause of diet-related illnesses such as obesity and type-two diabetes.At his talk, Noakes apologised, putting up his hands to say: “I’m sorry for telling you all those years ago that carbohydrates were the way to go: bulk up the diet with those and this creates healthy bodies.” Recently, the Harvard school of public health released a statement admitting they, too, were wrong about carbs.The ancestors’ dietNoakes has backed up his views with a sumptuous book of recipes for unorthodox meals, The Real Meal Revolution, co-authored with nutritionist Sally-Ann Creed and “chef-athletes” Jonno Proudfoot and David Grier.With the tagline “Changing the world one meal at a time”, the book implodes conventional beliefs about weight loss, heart health, obesity and cholesterol. It is full of fat and protein – beef steak with horseradish crème fraiche, for example, or bacon fat cherry tomatoes with bocconcini cheese – but also lots of fruit, vegetables and nuts.Noakes is no maverick outsider easily ignored. He holds a Doctorate in Science, the highest degree the University of Cape Town can award, and is globally recognised as a leading sports science expert. With cold-water swimmer Lewis Pugh as his subject, he has conducted ground-breaking research in the Arctic and Antarctic on how the human body adapts to extreme temperatures, and has authored numerous well-regarded books on exercise and health.Fat, Noakes says, is the body’s preferred fuel. People don’t need carbohydrates for energy. In the introduction to The Real Meal Revolution, Noakes and his co-authors insist that their revolution is not some “newfangled diet involving bizarre strategies and supplements”.“Rather,” they say, “it’s a return to your dietary roots, bringing you back to the way humans are meant to eat and returning your body and mind back to the trim, happy, energised state our ancestors experienced thousands of years ago. They didn’t get fat or suffer from obesity, diabetes or other lifestyle illnesses.”Noakes himself is diabetic, and so has to cut carbohydrate consumption down to 25 grams a day. If he doesn’t, his insulin levels become unstable and he puts on body fat.“Metabolic syndrome, diabetes and insulin resistance are all agitated and brought on by the consumption of carbohydrates, and can be controlled – and in some cases reversed – by reducing the consumption of carbohydrates,” he said.The four absolutes of foodThree years ago Noakes had an epiphany. He realised his diet was killing him and vowed to do something about it.“I submitted myself to an experiment of rigorously avoiding all bread, cereals, rice, pasta and refined carbohydrates and replacing that nutritional deficit with healthy meats, fish, fruit, vegetables and fats, including nuts. Five months later, I was at my lightest weight in 20 years and running faster than I had in 20 years.”Noakes said there are four absolutes of diet:1. Healthy eating requires the best possible nutrition for gut and brain – food has a powerful influence on brain function. A good diet will make people more productive, and drive down health costs. The human gut – our food-processing intestines – also works best when occupied by lots of healthy bacterial flora, beneficial microorganisms that thrive on protein, fat, fruit and vegetables – but starve on carbs.2. What you eat determines what you eat. If you’re hooked on carbohydrates, then your body will crave carbohydrates.3. Don’t eat sugars, artificial sweeteners or processed food. Just don’t.4. Eat zero to a maximum of 200 grams of carbohydrates a day, depending on your insulin resistance.“It’s the European paradox: high fat equals low heart disease,” Noakes said. “Carbohydrate requirements are zero grams per day, but you can’t cut out fat and protein. We don’t understand health and, unfortunately, the population have been made obese and ill due to incorrect facts. There is no evidence that a low-fat diet is healthy.”Over the next few months the Extraordinary South Africans talk series, a project of Litha Communications, will present a line-up of top South African speakers. These include former president Thabo Mbeki, environmentalist and extreme cold water swimmer Lewis Pugh, Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, African Union chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, and Jonathan Jansen, rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State.last_img read more

After Effects Fundamentals Lesson 3: Compositing, Keying & Rotoscoping

first_imgDevelop your skills in lesson 3 of our 10 part After Effects Fundamentals course. In this video tutorial we take a look at chroma keying, transfer modes and rotoscoping.Welcome to lesson 3 of our 10 part After Effects Fundamentals series. In this lesson we will take a look at a few techniques which utilize transparency features in After Effects.CompositingTransfer ModesChroma KeyRotoscopingMaskingTrack MattesThe ability to key out multiple layers is one of the reasons why After Effects is such a powerful program. If you are interested in taking your keying skills one step further check out our quick-tips for After Effects post.Best viewed full screen:We will post new lessons every Monday for the next 7 weeks. Check the Premiumbeat blog for future lessons. And while you’re there you can watch more After Effects tutorials, read the latest filmmaking news and pick up some post-production tricks.What did you think of this lesson? Have any questions? Ask in the comments below.last_img read more