St. Vincent Opens First Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic in Tristate Area

first_imgDr. Suneetha Venkatapuram Will Discuss New Clinic & Women’s Heart Health At Free Presentation Feb. 21stThe area’s first Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic is now open at St. Vincent Evansville Medical Group Cardiology, 901 St. Mary’s Drive Evansville. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) reports that the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. The clinic will identify and help women manage their risk factors. Patients will receive an initial cardiac assessment, diagnostic testing (EKG), physical exam and the creation of an individualized action plan to modify risk factors.Suneetha Venkatapuram, M.D., Cardiology, is the Director of the Women’s Risk Clinic. She is the only female and board-certified adult congenital heart disease cardiologist in the Tristate area.“Sometimes it’s easier for women to talk to other women about their weight and other health issues,” said Dr. Venkatapuram. “My team and I hope to help educate and to catch cardiac symptoms before a patient develops heart disease.”Dr. Venkatapuram will also be the speaker at the Heart Month lecture series at noon on February 21. She will be speaking about Women’s Heart Health and the new Cardiac Risk Clinic. The presentation will take place in the Cardiac Rehab Classroom at the St. Vincent Center for Advanced Medicine, 901 St. Mary’s Dr., Evansville. Registration is not required and attendees will be able to ask questions after the presentation.The St. Vincent Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic is accepting new patients by self-referral or through a primary care doctor. For more information call 812.473.2642 or visit www.stvincent.org/evansville.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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GDF to make ranks available

first_imgLindo Creek CoIFollowing the publishing of a public notice and subsequent dispatching of a correspondence, the Guyana Defence Force has indicated that it would make the ranks requested available for a preliminary interview at noon on Wednesday.“The Guyana Defence Force has received correspondence from the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry, requesting that a number of ranks be made available to appear before the Commission. The Force has since responded, indicating the availability of the requested ranks, as some are no longer in its employ. Further, an agreement has been reached for those available ranks to report to the Commission of Inquiry for a preliminary interview on Wednesday 18-04-18 at 11:30 hours,” the GDF said in a statement.Last week, the CoI, through its public relations officer, published a public notice in all of the daily newspapers, urging former GDF Lieutenant Ayodele Woolford; former Superintendent Dwand Cambridge; Colonel Lloyd Souvineer; Captain Sheldon Howell; Major Fitzroy Ward; Private Taylor; Private Quailo and Philbert Bobb to make urgent contact with the Commission.Sometime between June 12, 2008 and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp which was being operated by Leonard Arokium.The Lindo Creek CoI is the first of what the coalition Government has said would be a series of inquiries into the hundreds of killings, which occurred during a crime wave that began in 2002.The CoI was established to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the killings of eight miners, and to report its findings and recommendations to President David Granger.last_img read more

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Cops cannot refuse to take report from victims – Minister

first_img…says officers will be disciplined if found culpable Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has announced that all police stations are capable of taking statements and reports from persons, regardless of the situation or jurisdiction where the incident occurred since it can be forwarded to the relevant authorities.This is in light of reports by frustrated victims of various crimes who are denied an opportunity to make a report or statement at some police stations since the offence reported did not occur within their jurisdiction. This has been an ongoing issue as members of the public have complained bitterly about being turned away or told to go to another police station to make a report.Ramjattan, when asked about the issue, said that it is completely wrong for Police officers to do that and they can be disciplined for such practice.“That is absolutely wrong on the Police Force and for a policeman to say that. The report ought to be taken and especially in the emergency nature by the police that the person first went to, even if it is a telephone call to tell the other station that a report was taken here,” Ramjattan said.According to him, the present system allows for all police stations to be informed immediately of any offences that they should be aware of within their jurisdiction. This means that if the statement is taken, it can be conveyed to the station that has to deal with the matter.“That is what happens. If a murder is committed…almost all the police station can get to know immediately what is happening. So the report must be taken so that even though the relevant and more central police station that has to take it, which will be conveyed to the police station,” he said.The Public Security Minister referred to this act as lethargy on the part of law enforcement officials, who are culpable of doing such. He further stated that in the process of eradicating these occurrences, those who are guilty will be disciplined.“I think that might just be lethargy and laziness on the part of the policeman who was told about the report. That is what we’re trying to professionalise. We are in the process of ensuring and those cases where that happens, I would like to get a little short complaint from the citizen so that I can send it to the office of professional responsibility. The policeman or station sergeant that does that will certainly be disciplined,” said Ramjattan.Just recently, a University of Guyana student was robbed at the Stabroek Market, where he fainted due to strangulation. Subsequently, the police outpost informed him that he should visit the Brickdam Police Station. There, the officers on duty reportedly jotted down his information and referred him to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) which is responsible for such crimes.last_img read more

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Lee sets his sights on National Junior Championships

first_imgFifteen-year-old Ethan Lee has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with after securing an undefeated streak thus far in 2018. As such, the young man has indicated interest in the National Junior Chess Championships, which will come up again next year.The teenager, who attends Marian Academy, is now finding his place in the chess world. For this year so far, he has won 24 of 26 matches, with two draws and no defeats.He has been in competition mode and to his delight, he has been successful at each tournament. Lee has been crowned champion at Saint Stanislaus, Marian Academy and two Wendell Meusa Foundation championships.Reflecting on his latest competition, Lee disclosed that he was grateful for an event where he could compete with the best of the best juniors.“I think it was a very good competition: Guyana’s best junior chess players came out and they played well. It was a free-for-all and we got to finally see who is the best.”Speaking on his impressive track record, the teenager noted that he was working on improvement; he also had praise for his colleagues like Joshua Gopaul, Jaden Taylor and Rajiv Lee.“I think that I’ve really improved since Saints and then Marian and I feel like I’m going to continue improving, so I could play more internationally, but the other guys here are improving as well,” Lee said.He broke into the World Chess Federation rankings in May of this year, along with three other junior players: Joshua Gopaul (1312); Jaden Taylor (1131); and Nellisha Johnson (1123). Lee, who currently has a score of 1121, has now set his sights on excelling at the 2019 National Junior Chess competition.“Definitely. We’re good friends and the competition is really good, so I feel like Junior Championships is something I’d like to achieve,” he stated.last_img read more

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Coach doubts Chelsea man will agree move to Brazil

first_imgSantos head coach Muricy Ramalho has appeared to suggest that Florent Malouda is highly unlikely to move to Brazil.The France international, whose wife is Brazilian, is reported to be considering offers from a number of the South American country’s top clubs, including Vasco da Gama.Malouda has been tipped to leave Chelsea this summer, but Ramalho told local media the player’s wage demands mean a move away from Europe looks improbable.“Malouda was offered to us. He is a very interesting player, but you get scared when they tell you their demands,” he is quoted as saying.“They say they are in crisis in Europe, but they spend so much money on transfers there. He was offered to us, but when you think about his wages, it gets hard.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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R2.1bn water project gets nod

first_img8 October 2004The Cabinet this week approved the construction of a R2.1-billion project to pump water from the Vaal Dam to existing water supply infrastructure near Secunda in Mpumalanga.This would ensure the availability of water for power generation, the synthetic fuel industry and other urban and industrial users until 2030, Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Buyi Sonjica said.“The Eastern Highveld of Mpumalanga is the energy hub of the country”, Sonjica said. “It has extensive coal reserves which fuel both Eskom’s power stations and the huge Sasol oil-from-coal plants. These industries need reliable water supplies.“The existing network needs to be expanded to support the planned growth of both industries”, the minister said. “Both Eskom and Sasol have indicated that large quantities of water are required within a short time horizon to support the electricity generating, mining and related socio-economic developments in the area.“The most feasible option for augmenting the available resources is to transfer water from the Vaal Dam.”Sonjica said the projected demand for electricity had indicated that all power stations would soon be required to operate at full capacity in order to meet the country’s requirements.She said the capital cost of the new infrastructure was estimated at R2.1-billion, excluding value-added tax.“Most of this will be recovered from Eskom, Sasol and other economic users, while the portion associated with social services will be funded by the National Treasury”, the minister added.This project will be implemented and financed with the assistance of the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority, which promoted South Africa’s share of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.Source: Department of Water Affairs and Forestrylast_img read more

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Use caution when canning this fall

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While it’s a wonderful, cherished tradition in many families to preserve food based on recipes that were developed and honed over the years in grandma’s, great-grandma’s and great-great-grandma’s kitchens, recipes should be reviewed, and if they don’t match recipes that have been tested and researched by food safety experts, they shouldn’t be used.The National Center for Home Food Preservation is a valuable source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation, says Kate Shumaker, an Ohio State University Extension educator and registered dietitian.The center was established with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (now called the National Institute of Food and Agriculture) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods, she said.Precisely following the proper steps and recipes when home canning is important to help prevent botulism, a rare but potentially deadly illness produced by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, she said.These bacteria are found in soil and can survive, grow and produce a toxin in certain conditions, such as when food is improperly canned, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The toxin can affect your nerves, paralyze you and even cause death.“Canning season can be from late May, when your spring vegetables and fruits come in, through fall and into the colder months, when people want to can meat and soups,” Shumaker said.While canning is not really a complicated process, you do have to follow researched and tested recipes, she said.“Home canning is a science, but it’s not the time to experiment — you can’t make up your own recipes,” Shumaker said. “A lot of things can affect the safety of your final product.“It’s important not to alter the acid (pH) level of the food in the jar, the size of the pieces of food, the canning method or the processing time. Each of these items plays a role in the amount of time and heat it will take for the core (center) of the jar to reach a safe temperature to keep the food safe to eat and not make someone sick.”Additionally, OSU’s College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences experts offer hands-on classes on food preservation and canning in several locations around Ohio and have produced several YouTube videos on the subject. They also offer recipes and other resources for food preservation and canning at go.osu.edu/food-preservation and on Ohioline.last_img read more

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Watch Out! New Video Law Lets Netflix Share What You’re Viewing

first_imgTags:#Congress#Facebook#Government#legal#Netflix#privacy#security#Streaming video#television#Video Privacy Protection Act It passed the House, the Senate, and just before the new year, the President signed it into law. In a significant shift in video privacy – online video rental companies can now share information about the movies you rent or buy. As you might expect, things are about to get more social.According to the new law, companies have to ask only once. You can opt out, but if you don’t, say goodbye to the rights to your video data for two full years. As per the change, Netflix will introduce new social features that basically link users’ Netflix and Facebook accounts and share their viewing history with friends. Netflix was previously unable to do this in the U.S. by the 25-year-old Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which banned the sharing of personal data for anything but law enforcement purposes (even now, Hulu remains in court for previously sharing viewers’ info). On the surface, sharing viewing history may not seem like a big deal, but the law undermines the privacy of Internet users, and takes away user control over significant amounts of potentially sensitive personal data. Looking back, it’s ironic this new law even passed, as the VPPA was originally enacted in the 1980s in response to a local Washington newspaper publishing a list of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork‘s rented videotapes during his nomination process. At that time, Congress was up in arms over this privacy breach, which helped scuttle Bork’s appointment and led to the phrase “borked” entering the language. But less than a month after Bork’s passing on December 19, 2012, it seems that Netflix investment of roughly half a million dollars in lobbying Congress to update the law was enough to do the trick. The Privacy IssueAlmost one year ago to the day, Marc Rotenberg, the executive director and president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), testified in Congress against the bill, citing his organization’s interest in “supporting the rights of Internet users to control the disclosure of their data held by private companies.”“The debate over online privacy and Netflix does not exist in a vacuum,” Rotenberg stated at the hearing. “It is becoming increasingly clear that only privacy laws actually safeguard the privacy rights of Internet users.”In an interview with ReadWrite, Rotenberg said he urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to update the law with new safeguards. His warnings were not heeded. “Senator Franken (D-Minn.) and Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) made some improvements to the House bill but it was still a step backward for online privacy,” Rotenberg said. So…is sharing bad for online privacy? The experts ReadWrite talked to seemed to think so.Jules Polonetsky, the director and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, said the the real issue is that people don’t know they’re sharing. When that sharing is done without user consent and system settings are unclear, it’s bad for the public. “This is about the sharing of your records of video rental history, as opposed to on a clear, permission basis, enabling people to key-in sharing mode,” he said. “Sharing should be in a clear opt-in basis.”Polonetsky compares the risk to what social video sites Viddy and Socialcam did when they first launched, gaming the Facebook system so anyone playing those companies’ videos automatically alerted their Facebook friends to what they were watching. That accidental sharing is a major problem, Polonetsky warned.“I saw a rabbi I know sharing a fairly raunchy video about girls on bikes, falling off bikes… a conservative, corporate lawyer sharing a somewhat offensive video, none of them clearly understanding that by clicking on some filthy link shared by their friends, to see what the attraction was, they’d be letting hundreds of their friends know and sullying their reputation.”  Rainey Reitman, the Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s activism director agreed. She said the move is bad for the public because unclear sharing undermines the “strong legal protections put in place to protect video watchers… A major concern is that individuals will enable the function and not realize that it is continuing to broadcast their video watching habits to social networks – for years.”Selling Your Video History?Another potential problem stemming from the law, Reitman said, is whether video companies will use that information as a commodity and sell it. “Once data is combined with our social media profiles, it can be part of the data used by the online advertising industry for advertising purposes and we’ll be forced to rely on the often confusing privacy settings on social networks to protect our video watching history.”Polonetsky said that turning on this stream of sharing data on a service like Facebook would likely increase targeted ads. He added that although this change tot he law has been pushed by Netflix, not Facebook, social sharing is a huge business driver, and ultimately a win for that site. “Generally [Facebook’s] motto has been, we want a lot of data so advertisers can reach you,” he said. “Facebook can and will make available what you’re doing, what you’re watching, what you’re reading, to be used to tailor ads to you on Facebook – and increasingly off of Facebook.”Not All Bad?The new law is not all bad, said Polonetsky. When it comes to sharing information people do want known, like live Television, sports and films while they tweet or post, it can be a boon for both users and entertainment companies. But it’s only positive if people have an on-off switch, and awareness of what they’re sharing.“If you can actually draw together the eyes now watching this video, this game, and comment, I think there’s a real positive,” he said. Still, he warned that the way the new systems get set up will be critical to the law’s long term effects. Again, the key is that people have to know the settings in order for the sharing to benefit them and not inadvertently spread information they’d rather keep to themselves. “It’s got to be cut in a way that very affirmatively makes clear that you are in sharing mode so there’s no cause for accidents. That’s UI design.”Polonetsky isn’t the only one who sees the glass half full. Privacy expert and attorney Alan Chapell of Chapell & Associates thinks the old VPPA law was out of date. He pointed to the fact that the law treated the video differently from other content, such as music services like Spotify, which are able to share. “The VPPA created a rule set that treated movie consumption differently from book and music consumption,” he said. “Drawing that type of distinction in a digital world doesn’t make sense. If a consumer wants to be able to tell friends, via Facebook or some other platform, which movies he’s streamed via Netflix he should be able to do so.”Chapell is right, people should have the right to share when they want to do so. But the underlying issue is that this new law creates a system where the public could easily end up sharing personal data without their informed consent. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img adam popescu Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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