Customer Experience Transformation through IT

first_imgAs leader of Intel IT’s Enterprise Business Solutions organization, I am excited – maybe even exhilarated – about how Intel IT is working hand-in-hand with Intel’s sales and marketing group to improve the experience for Intel’s customers. As described in the Intel IT Annual Performance Report, “Driving the Digital Enterprise Transformation,” this is just one way that Intel IT strategically partners with Intel’s lines of business to accelerate Intel’s growth through best-in-class IT solutions and services.Putting the Customer Experience FirstIn today’s digital world, successful companies provide a customer-centric experience. That is, customer-centric businesses ensure that the customer is at the center of the business’s philosophy and operations. With my broad experience in both sales and marketing as well as in IT, it is my passion to marry business processes and technology to enable Intel to understand where customers are in their journey, anticipate where they’re going, and provide them with the content or service they need when they need it – or better yet, before they know they need it.Typically, the challenge is that IT departments solve individual problems with specific tools. For example, in the past we’ve provided separate, optimized solutions for different silos of activity. Lead generation, marketing, and post-sales support are just some examples. The problem with this approach is that from a customer’s perspective it results in a fragmented customer journey. There’s no consistency throughout the different phases and there’s no way to connect the dots between the phases to anticipate customer needs.IT is transforming Intel’s sales and marketing business processes to help Intel’s sales and marketing team better engage with new and existing customers, meet more of their needs, and make it easier for them to do business with Intel.Simplify and StandardizeInstead of focusing on technology first, we are shifting to a new way of working and thinking:Understand and simplify the business process and workflows.Modernize and standardize the business process architecture.Provide a technology solution that enables a consistent, customer-centric experience throughout the customer’s journey.The important thing to realize is that for this approach to be successful, you need more than just technology, or just business process. What you really need is a close-knit partnership between the sales and marketing group and IT. Through this “no daylight” partnership, we are using technology, data, analytics, and a much simpler business process landscape to deliver solutions that enable Intel to operate more efficiently and be more successful.Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Improve the Customer ExperienceWe developed the Sales AI platform, which simplifies account management and recommends actions based on customer activities and other market information. Solutions based on this platform help account managers more effectively engage with their customers. It also enables unlimited scaling, allowing account managers to handle more accounts and in the future, can automatically serve up content to customers who don’t even have an account manager. Using a model of “Sense, Reason, Interact, Learn,” our Sales AI platform can deliver more value to our customers and more value for Intel. This platform contributed to $46 million dollars in revenue in 2018.Want to Learn More?To learn more about how Intel IT is a strategic partner to the business – including sales and marketing – read the 2018-2019 Intel IT Annual Performance Report, “Driving the Digital Enterprise Transformation.”last_img read more

Ness Wadia wants Modi back, says franchisees miss him

first_imgLalit Modi may now have become a pariah in BCCI circle but if Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia is to be believed, IPL franchisees still long for league’s suspended commissioner.Wadia spoke fondly of “family friend” Modi, lamenting how he had been “hung without trial” by media and expressing confidence that “he would be back soon”.”Of course I miss Lalit, I have known him for 25 years. All the franchisees miss him and I think he was hung without a trial by the media,” Wadia told reporters after meeting between franchise owners and BCCI officials here today.This was the first meeting between franchisees and BCCI since Modi’s April 26 suspension and Wadia felt different today.”We miss Lalit Modi. It was different (when Modi was the face of IPL). We have been together for the last three years. He’s also a family friend,” he said.Apart from Wadia, none of the other franchisee owners came out in the open in Modi’s support.Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya skirted the issue when asked if franchisees discussed Modi’s suspension in today’s meeting, saying “Don’t ask me about Lalit Modi. That is between the BCCI and Modi.”Modi remains suspended mainly on charges of financial irregularities during his tenure as IPL boss and his fate is likely to be decided in BCCI’s July 3 Special General Body meeting.Wadia, however, hoped that Modi would be back again at the helm of Twenty20 league.”I hope he gets a fair trial. Hopefully things will work out and he will be back soon. Hopefully he would get a fair trial from the government of India and the BCCI,” said Wadia, who, along with Bollywood star Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman and Karan Paul, owns Kings XI Punjab.advertisementThe industrialist also confirmed plans to sell out the franchise.”It’s not about emotions; we are here to do business. We have met a lot of people and the day we get a good buyer we will announce it,” he said.”We have applied (to BCCI) to sell it. It was a unanimous decision of all the owners. We have been talking to many people and eventually when we feel there is a good offer we will go for it,” he said.last_img read more

UE sacks Derrick Pumaren

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It also seemed that Pumaren discovered the fountain of youth as seen in his trendy attires through the course of this last campaign.Another reliable source who refused to be named shared that Pumaren was terminated effective November 20, but the school will still honor his contract until April next year.Pumaren had earlier hinted the possibility of leaving the Red Warriors after their last game against UST.“I don’t know (if I’ll come back), really. I still have to see what’s the direction of the UE management for next season and I have to think about that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads UE coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDerrick Pumaren has been relieved as the head coach for University of the East.Sources close to the situation bared that the amiable bench tactician has been sacked from his post on Tuesday, ending his four-year tenure at the helm for the Red Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Last seat Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pumaren, who is affectionately called “Manong” by his peers and players alike, amassed a 21-35 record for UE since taking over from Boycie Zamar in UAAP Season 77.In his first year for the Red Warriors, he steered the Roi Sumang-led squad to a 9-5 slate but fell to NU in a fourth place playoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe team has not seen the Final Four in the following seasons, but UE did get a share of the limelight this UAAP Season 80.Despite the team racking up a 3-11 record to once again finish at seventh place, the Red Warriors still made waves largely thanks to the offensive outbursts of Alvin Pasaol, who once posted 49 points in a loss against La Salle in the first round. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Sony Pictures Sports Network brings more cricket and excitement to fans across India this…

first_imgAdvertisement~ Indian audiences can catch the India tour of West Indies and The Ashes on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 channels August 1, 2019 onwards ~ Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) launches its campaign, #MoreCricket, for the upcoming high-octane cricket series, India tour of West Indies and The Ashes. With over 275 days of live cricket this financial year, the sports network will serve fans ‘more cricket’ on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 channels. In their first appearance after the Cricket World Cup, India will take on West Indies in the Caribbean islands and USA from August 3 to September 3, 2019 and the historic rivalry between England and Australia will be revived for The Ashes from August 1 to September 16, 2019.The campaign, #MoreCricket captures the story of every Indian cricket fan, who loves to watch India cricket but is also no stranger to The Ashes. Four great teams are going to play in two rocking series and make the monsoons even more exciting for audiences across the country. The 40-second on-air promo showcases a cricket fan bored with the channels assigned in his pack. The cricket fan in him gets excited when he learns about the two upcoming smashing cricket series on Sony Pictures Sports Network. The film derives a similarity between a cricket fan and a peacock as both are going to be massively excited this monsoon. The campaign will have television, radio, print, digital and social media rollout.India’s tour of West Indies & The 2019 Ashes – This monsoon only of the Sony Pictures Sports Network: https://youtu.be/fW9DdJ2piGA  India tour of West Indies, comprising 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests, will be played across five scenic venues in Florida, USA and in West Indies from August 3 to September 3, 2019. The 60-second on-air film, featuring Mahesh Manjrekar, takes on an amusing approach embodying every Indians undying love for cricket. Expectations will be high from the Indian team, but the prowess of the hosts’ is not to be underestimated. The Men from the Caribbean have shown many flashes of brilliance which they will use to halt the Indian juggernaut. With fast bowling and furious batting from both teams, the India tour of West Indies is going to be an unmissable series for viewers.India’s tour of West Indies 2019 – A Furious & Fast Cricket Series!: https://youtu.be/KmrpBxboWTM  The 2019 Ashes series will be played in England from August 1 to September 16, 2019 at iconic venues like Lord’s, The Oval, Old Trafford, Edgbaston and Headingley. Narrated by actor Vijay Raaz, the 55-second promo film for The Ashes highlights the long and intense history of the rivalry between England and Australia. Australia are the defending Urn holders as they drubbed the English side 4-0 in 2017-18 series. The intensity of the rivalry makes all the players come in with their strongest performances as The Ashes is considered as one of the most important titles in their careers. With the crest and troughs in their current form, none of the teams are a clear winner but the advantage is with the English as they take on the mighty Australians. While the Aussies have not won an Ashes away series since 2001, with the return of Steve Smith and David Warner, the team from down under is a formidable one.The Ashes 2019 – The Platinum Standard of Test Cricket: https://youtu.be/vmwX3HyegJcComments: Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India: “Our campaign, #MoreCricket captures the sentiments of every Indian this monsoon. India has an insatiable appetite for cricket and starting August this year, our viewers can catch the top teams and players in the world in two of the most exciting cricket series on Sony Pictures Sports Network. With over 275 days of live cricket on our network this financial year, we will deliver on our commitment to showcase the best of cricket from around the world starting with the exciting India tour of West Indies and the hard-fought Ashes. This will be followed by multiple series hosted by Cricket Australia, Sri Lanka Cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa which includes amongst others the New Zealand tour of Australia, England tour of South Africa and Australia tour of South Africa.” The stakes for all the teams in the highly anticipated series are upped as both are a part of the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship. Fans can catch #MoreCricket live and exclusive on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 channels August 1, 2019 onwards. The Ashes will be telecast live and exclusive on SONY SIX channels from August 1 to September 16, 2019. Audiences can watch the India tour of West Indies on SONY TEN 1 (English) and SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) channels from August 3 to September 3, 2019Advertisementlast_img read more

Misfiring Morata and Giroud not worrying Sarri

first_imgChelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri insisted he was unworried about the misfiring form of his strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.Morata has been criticised for his performances this season, having scored three goals in 12 games, while Giroud is yet to net in 10 matches.While Sarri hopes for a turnaround in form from his forwards, his focus is on his team as a whole – and Chelsea have scored at least once in each of their past six games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “We know the characteristics of Giroud. Usually he does not score a lot of goals in a season but he is always very useful for the team. So Giroud is not a problem for us,” he told UK newspapers.”Morata has scored two goals for us in his last five matches, but I think they will be able to do better. The most important thing is that we continue to play this football.”Sarri added: “One month ago we were concerned about the fact the midfielders weren’t scoring. Now in the last three matches they have scored good goals.”I think if we are able to continue to play this football, maybe the strikers will be able to score.”Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored a hat-trick against BATE on Thursday, while fellow midfielder Ross Barkley netted a dramatic late equaliser to earn a point at home to Manchester United last week.Well played, @rubey_lcheek!  #CFCvBATE pic.twitter.com/zf0mRMfQWy— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 25, 2018Chelsea (20 goals) have the third best attack in the Premier League – behind Manchester City (26) and Arsenal (22) – and the equal third-best defence (seven conceded).Sarri’s men are away to Burnley in their next outing on Sunday as they aim to remain undefeated in the Premier League this season.last_img read more

3 Ways to Make Your Clients Love You

first_imgYou know what’s better than new clients? Return clients!We’re all familiar with the arduous process of seeking out new clients. It’s important for all of us to experience: You find your networking style, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and maybe develop a bit more patience. The problem is that it takes up so much time.But whether you want to keep a current client or impress a new one, here are three fundamental things every freelancer must do to make their clients happy:1. Budget your time…like a boss!The best possible way to keep your client happy is to be on time. When you’re with your client, give yourself to them entirely. If you’re on a call with them, don’t multitask. If you’re in a meeting with them, don’t take other calls. Think about it like dating: They know you’re seeing other people, but they don’t need to be reminded of it. Have you checked their website recently? Done any further reading on their blog or followed them on social media? Reviewed your notes from previous projects? Read their latest book? Particularly if you haven’t worked with the client in a long time, make sure that you have a good idea of who they are and what they’re up to before you get started. Stay in touch! Whether you’re currently working with a client or not, if something reminds you of them be sure to shoot them a friendly text or email. Did you see them post something new to their blog the other day? Shoot a text that says, “hey, great blog post yesterday! I shared the link.” Even less involved messages for their birthday or holidays are nice too. It takes minimal effort on your part and will often yield surprising, long-term results. 2. If you want love from them, they’ll need love from youClients want to know that they’re being taken care of and that you’re investing time and effort into their project. Even if their project is the last on your list, make them feel like it’s your first priority. Once you’ve finished your project, follow up with them. It can be a friendly phone call, an email, or (if you REALLY want them to love you) an actual, handwritten thank you card. Be sure to ask them if they’re happy with the outcome of the project, and if not what they would recommend for future projects. Remember, real creative criticism can be great for your business. Ideally, you’ll never have to cancel an appointment with a client. Sometimes you will, and that’s ok, but be sure to cancel gracefully. Call them personally, apologize for having to reschedule, and suggest a new time. The important thing is not to be cavalier about rescheduling appointments. If possible, let them know a few days in advance. Also, if you know that you’re running late, send them a text to give them a heads up. 3. Communicate regularly, effectively and genuinelyRegular, effective communication is an easy, painless way to get your client all lovey-dovey. There’s a big difference between always being there for your client and making them feel like you’re always there. If your client calls and wants to speak with you, politely respond with something like, “I’d really love to talk to you about this. Can we set up a time? Does tomorrow morning work for you?” They feel cared for and attended to, you haven’t interrupted your work flow, and everyone’s happy! When you provide your client with a timeline for your project, abide by it. If you complete the project early, that’s fine, but delivering a project late is the quickest way to get on a client’s bad side. Before presenting anything to your client, draw up a realistic timeline so that you can monitor yourself throughout the life of the project. When speaking with your client, let them know what you can do, not what you can’t do. In The Freelancer’s Bible, Sara Horowitz compares the “I can’t” statement to the “I can” statement. Here are a few examples:Rather than saying “I can’t do a call until 3pm,” say, “I’m here from 3pm until 5pm. When would be a good time?”Rather than saying “I can’t start for 3 months,” say “I’d love to work with you, if we can start in June.”Rather than saying “I can’t start until I receive the initial payment,” say “I look forward to starting work after receipt of the initial payment.” Freelancers, how do you keep your clients happy? Just as you’d like clients to respect your time, you need to respect theirs. If you know that they have another call at a certain time and the clock is ticking closer, just give them a kind reminder. Something like, “I know you’ve got another call in 20 minutes, I’ve just got one more question and we’ll wrap up” will do just fine.last_img read more

Al-Omrani: PJD Presents “Model” For Running a Clean Campaign

Rabat – This year, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) is presenting Morocco a “model” for winning an election by running a clean campaign, according to the party’s Vice Secretary-General Suleiman al-Omrani.“It seems today that the PJD still enjoys the trust of the Moroccan people,” al-Omrani told a reporter for Lakome2 during a rally on Wednesday.“Our enemies can compete with us in the their platforms and challenge our achievements…but today, the PJD presents a model for running a clean campaign built on principles of transparency and integrity for our candidates.” The PJD currently holds 107 seats in the parliament and is the largest member of the ruling coalition.“I am confident that the Moroccan people will take the opportunity in October to support the PJD and will vote for and confirm the PJD’s existing seats [as of 2011] or increase the number,” Suleiman said, adding that his party has nominated the most skilled and honorable men and woman it has to offer.The weeks leading up to the national legislative elections on October 7th have been filled with scandal.Earlier this month, unknown political forces organized a march against Secretary-General Abdelilah Benkirane, who has been the Moroccan Head of Government since 2011.Many accused the PJD’s main political rival, the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), of organizing the march, though its spokesperson categorically rejected the claims.Al-Omrani’s party has caused scandal as well. Two leading figures from the Unity and Reform Movement (MUR) – the religious wing of the PJD – were suspended from the party after accusations of adultery proved to be true after an investigation. read more

Man showing obvious signs of impairment arrested on inflatable boat

(Stock photo)A Hamilton man has been arrested after police say he was found operating a motorized inflatable boat while impaired.Officers received a 911 call about a suspected impaired boater shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.Members of the Hamilton Marine Unit located the boater onboard a 10-foot inflatable boat with a small outboard motor.“Police observed this vessel being operated in an erratic manner as it headed into a local marina,” said Hamilton police in a news release. “Marine Unit officers intervened and arrested the vessel operator, who showed obvious signs of impairment by alcohol.”Scott Meldrum, 42, has been charged with impaired operation of a vessel, impaired over 80 mg and resist arrest.Hamilton police are reminding boaters that a conviction for impaired operation of a vessel carries the same penalties as that of a motor vehicle. read more

UN News Daily Guide General Debate kicks off peacekeeping human rights for

Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday 25 September:(Please note: all timings are based on the New York time zone, Eastern Daylight Time, or EDT)World leaders take the stageOn this first day of the General Debate, 36 Heads of State and Government are scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday, including the Presidents of Brazil, the United States, Ecuador, Turkey, France and Nigeria, the King of Jordan, the Supreme Leader of Iran and the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. The theme this year is Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies. The General Debate runs every day except for Sunday, from 9 am to 9 pm roughly, until 1 October, and you can watch it all live on UN Web TV.Mobilising for peacekeepingIn March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched “Action for Peacekeeping”– or “A4P” as we call it here in the hallways of the UN. The initiative calls for key stakeholders to renew their collective engagement through the Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping Operations. On Tuesday, over 100 Member States will attend a high-level event, chaired by the UN chief, to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of peacekeeping operations and define the best way forward, to achieve excellence. It will start run from 3 pm to 7 pm, can be watched live here, and followed on Twitter using #A4P.Meanwhile, on the sustainable development front…Did you know that 500 billion plastics bags are used each year? That 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute? Learn about the different ways in which governments are Fighting Plastic Pollution at 4pm thanks to the live broadcast of the event on UN Web TV.As you use your laptop or smartphone to read this guide, join via webcast the UN at 11:30 am in its quest to determine whether the “digital revolution” is the curse or the cure in our attempt to leave no one behind. Follow and participate in the global discussion with #Tech2030.The SDG Media Zone (#SDGLive) continues with, among other world-class speakers, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Kailash Satyarth kicking off the festivities of the day at 10 am. You can watch everything as it happens but, for future reference, all videos from “The Zone” are later posted here.Protecting the rights of the most vulnerableAt 4 pm, watch live French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May for “12 years to break barriers and leave no girl behind: Countdown to 2030.”At the same time, a high-level event will examine issues of poverty and the right to legal representation surrounding the death penalty.And, at 4:30 pm, the spotlight is on Violence against LGBTI individuals, with a special focus on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will be among the distinguished panel members.The humanitarian lensClose to six years of conflict means South Sudan is facing devastating levels of humanitarian need. The event will bring the voices of conflict-affected South-Sudanese women, children and men to UN headquarters, and examine the challenges and successes of the international response, with a call for continued support. It will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm and will be livestreamed.If you happen to be in New York and able to visit UN Headquarters, don’t miss the exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of the rapid response mechanism UNDAC (…basically they are the relief A-team which deploys within 24 hours after natural disasters strike, to ensure that relief reaches those affected as soon as possible). The installation is located in the North Lawn of UN compound. And if you’re not in New York, this should almost do the trick.The above is only a curated selection of high profile events. For a comprehensive list of everything that you can follow remotely, this calendar should help.>>> Find all of UN News’ coverage of the UN 73rd session of the General Assembly neatly kept here. read more

All over 75s should be offered statins but ageism is failing patients

Having a high level of LDL cholesterol can lead to hardening and narrowing of the arteries and cardiovascular disease.Researchers said “misinformation” about the risks of statins – including claims that one in five people would suffer side-effects – had also fuelled a reluctance among some doctors to prescribe the drugs.Statins are currently prescribed to about eight million people in the UK.Guidance from NHS watchdogs recommends offering statins for anyone assessed as having a 10 per cent chance of developing heart disease in the next decade.Age alone puts all over 75s at this risk threshold, yet the vast majority are not on the drugs.Professor Martin Marshall, Vice Chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said: “It’s encouraging to see further research showing that statins are safe and effective drugs that can reduce risk of cardiovascular conditions when prescribed appropriately, as there remains a lot of controversy around their use.“It’s particularly reassuring to see evidence of benefit in patients over the age of 75 – the age group most likely to need cholesterol medication, and who are at risk of heart attacks and strokes.“Like any medication, statins can have side effects – and some patients won’t want to take long-term medication. But GPs are highly-trained to prescribe and will only recommend the drugs if they think they will genuinely help the person sitting in front of them, based on their individual circumstances – and after a frank conversation about the potential risks and benefits.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Every person over the age of 75 should be offered statins – but NHS ageism is costing lives, Oxford scientists say.Researchers said up to 8,000 deaths a year could be prevented if GPs simply prescribed drugs costing pennies a day.The study, published in The Lancet, found that the cholesterol-busting pills could cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by one quarter, across all ages.But researchers said ageist attitudes mean too many doctors thought “why bother?” offering statins to pensioners, seeing ill-health in old age as inevitable.While two-thirds of deaths from heart disease occur in those over the age of 75, just one in three people in this age group is prescribed the drugs which could save them, they said.Professor Colin Baigent, director of the Medical Research Council Population Health Unit, at Oxford University, said: “Very often doctors are unwilling to consider statin therapy for people who are elderly simply because they are old.“That is an attitude that is preventing us from putting to good use the tools we have available to us. Statins are very cheap, they are just a few pence per day, they have a good safety profile,” he said.“My view is that everybody over the age of 75 should be offered a statin,” he said, stressing that decisions to prescribe should follow a discussion between patient and doctor.“Five and a half million people are over the age of 75 and about a third of those are currently taking a statin. If all of those took a statin we think about 8,000 deaths per year would be prevented.”He said ageist attitudes across society meant GPs and hospital doctors did not treat elderly patients fairly, and ended up writing them off.Urging medics to change their attitudes, he said:  “The reason it isn’t done is because of uncertainties about the data .. confusion about safety … and ageism frankly.“The idea that the person is elderly so they are going to have many other things happen to them so why bother?” he said.The research, which examined 28 randomised controlled trials, involving more than 180,000 patients, found that every reduction of 1 mmol/L in cholesterol levels achieved by statins cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by around one quarter overall.While they were most effective in younger age groups – cutting risk by 30 per cent in those under the age of 55 – the number of events was reduced by 20 per cent in the over 75s, the study found.With two-thirds of deaths from heart disease occuring in the older age group, statins should be  offered far more widely, with an extra 4 million over 75s asked to consider taking the drugs, to prevent death and major disability.“Risk shoots up with age,” Prof Baigent said.The drugs help lower the level of “bad” or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.   Show more read more

SolarThermal System Purifies 500 Gallons Of Water A Day

first_imgStay on target Easy access to clean water is something that most of us take for granted. For hundreds of millions of people around the globe, however, things are much different.According to Water.org, roughly 1 in 10 people lacks access to clean water. They’re working to improve on that ratio, and so are the team behind a new Kickstarter project called the Tekniv Nexus.The Nexus is “a fully modular renewable energy system.” The version that they’re launching via Kickstarter is aimed at water purification, and it can handle a pretty hefty workload. According to Tekniv, the Nexus can provide enough power to produce around 500 gallons of clean water ever day.What’s more, the Nexus can do it for just 1/13th the cost of traditional solar and 1/5th the cost of a similar fossil-fuel powered solution. The Nexus units are quite portable (in infrastructure terms, at least) and contain very few moving parts — which will help keep unscheduled maintenance to a minimum.The system doesn’t use any chemicals, nor does it depend on reverse osmosis. Water is heated to 100° C for a few minutes, evaporated, and then condensed. Even on a cloudy day, Tekniv says the Nexus can pump out around 100 gallons of purified water.The Tekniv team has already successfully crowdfunded another creation, the Tekdaqc: “a professional grade, affordable data acquisition, and control board.” The Tecdaqc is now in use at organizations like NASA and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.This is a group that has already proven that they can deliver the goods once. Now you can help them deliver something amazing to people who desperately need it. Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket last_img read more

Louisville Plays at Boise State on Monday Night

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following a 75-49 win at Chattanooga last Friday, University of Louisville women’s basketball returns to action on Monday night when they play at Boise State. Watch Story Links In the two wins, UofL has outscored opponents 61-18 in the third quarter. They led WKU 54-43 at halftime and then took control of the game by outscoring the Hilltoppers 31-8 in the third. At Chattanooga, they led 28-21 at half and won the third quarter 30-10 to open up the game.Last week, senior guard Asia Durr was named ACC Player of the Week after averaging 28.5 points per game in wins at Western Kentucky and Chattanooga. This marks the seventh time she has been named ACC POW and she earned the honor four times last season.In her final season opener, Durr scored the Cards’ first 11 points and finished with 33 to set UofL’s all-time record for points in an opener. She scored her 33 points in just 21 minutes, shooting 12-21 from the floor and 7-15 from 3-point range. She followed that by scoring 24 points at Chattanooga, 14 of which came during a 30-10 third quarter. She finished 7-14 from the floor, 5-10 from deep, with three assists and four rebounds.Sophomore guard Dana Evans recorded nine assists at UTC, which was one shy of her career-high of 10 at Kentucky (12/17/17). She was named to the ACC All-Freshman team a year ago. She led all ACC freshman, ranked 11th in the league and second on the team with 3.5 assists per game.ABOUT THE BRONCOSLast season, Boise State finished the season with a 23-10 record, 14-4 in the Mountain West, and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament with a 62-60 win over Nevada in the conference championship game. They fell to Louisville 74-42 at the KFC Yum! Center in the first round. The Broncos return four starters from last year’s team (Marta Hermida, Bradley Hodgins, Riley Lupfer, A’Shanti Coleman). They have started this season 3-0, routing Northwest Christian (NAIA) 93-26 on Friday. The Broncos went into half with a 57-7 lead and shot 11-22 from 3-pt range in the win.Series History – Louisville is 1-0 all-time against Boise State. The lone matchup resulting in a 74-42 win for the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on March 16, 2018 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. GAME FACTSDate: Monday, Nov. 19Time: 9:00 p.m. ETSite: Taco Bell Arena    Boise, Id. (12,480)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: Mountain West NetworkLast Meeting: W, 74-42 (March 16, 2018 at KFC Yum! Center)Series History: 1-0 (1-0 home, 0-0 away, 0-0 neutral)UofL National Ranking: 5th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB.Print Friendly Version Media Center Live Stats Listen last_img read more

Popular singer Refentsi at the Ladysmith Show

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Popular singer Refentsi took the stage at the Ladysmith Show last night (May 4).A large crowd gathered to watch the young African musician singing songs in Afrikaans.Refentsi Morake  is taking South Africa by storm with his great voice and guitar playing.The crowd at the Ladysmith Show cheered wildly and screamed for more at the end of the performance.Afterwards, his fans had the chance to meet him and purchase his CDs.last_img

Devotees provide hot fresh meals for the community

first_imgFor more info, contact Mr Vinodh Bahadur on 0833008637 or Mr Manoj Laloo on 0713542432DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Hare Krishna Movement distributed food, drinks and sweet parcels in the Ladysmith community on Saturday morning.They went out to different areas to hand out fresh, hot food and juices. The recipients were extremely grateful for the devotees’ kind gesture, saying that it really touched their hearts and lifted their spirits.The friendly team also took some time to mingle with the people, making it a special day for all.This ‘Food for Life’ programme was initially started by His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. It is a worldwide initiative that continues on a daily basis. Ladysmith’s ‘Food for Life’ provides this service once a month to the community and surrounding areas.The members of the Hare Krishna Movement wish to place on record their sincere appreciation to all the donors and well-wishers.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content December 13, 2011 – According to a new study, molecular breast imaging (MBI), can provide critical information in the initial diagnostic workup and surgical planning for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer. Adding MBI to conventional imaging, namely mammography and ultrasound, enhances pre-surgical planning.In a retrospective review of records at Scripps Clinic (San Diego, Calif.), MBI confirmed, clarified or added to findings of conventional imaging in 75 percent of patients. MBI identified an additional lesion or significantly changed management in 20 percent of cases. MBI was unhelpful or led to an additional nine biopsies or work-up in 25 percent of patients. The study concludes that MBI was found to be cost-effective, well-tolerated and was a reasonably sensitive and specific adjunct modality for enhancing pre-surgical planning for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, especially in relatively young female patients with dense breast tissue. For this study MBI was conducted with a high-resolution gamma camera, the Dilon 6800.”Based on our review of our first year’s experience with breast cancer patients who had BSGI prior to undergoing cancer treatment surgery, we have a better understanding of the modality’s strengths and limitations,” said Marie Tartar, M.D., of Scripps Health.”Like all breast imaging modalities, MBI will not identify all cancers. However, we have found in selected patients needing further evaluation for persistent questions after conventional breast imaging work-up (mammogram and/or ultrasound), MBI can be useful and may be the first modality to indicate the presence of a breast cancer. Based on our results, MBI seems to be an acceptable alternative to pre-operative local staging of breast cancer, if additional imaging beyond mammography and ultrasound is indicated, and a patient cannot or prefers not to undergo MRI [magnetic resonance imaging],” said Tartar.As a follow-up to mammography, MBI utilizes the Dilon 6800 gamma camera to help physicians more clearly differentiate benign from malignant tissue. To perform MBI, the patient receives a pharmaceutical tracing agent that is absorbed by all the cells in the body. 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