News story: Medical serge open call

first_img medical 3D printing AI assisted clinical decision making AR/VR simulation training telehealth technologies medical cold chain logistics or equipment physical rehabilitation any other area of health tech. Be part of the next generation of Defence medicine providers.Does your company specialise in medical technology, process or clinical innovation? Can you assist the Ministry of Defence in improving patient care and outcomes in mental health, musculoskeletal injury or have you developed novel ways to assist prolonged field medical care?In financial year 2018/19, the jHub has £1 million set aside to assist with piloting innovation ‘solutions’ and JFC has £20 million to ensure successful pilots get into service. This is your chance to impact the future of defence healthcareWe want to hear from you if you are you a world leader in: Your proposal will go straight to the jHub team for review and possible progression as a jHub project. If successful at pilot, the products will be presented to the JFC Innovation Board with the ultimate aim of getting ‘Capability into the hands of the user’ by finding a funding route into core business.The online submission service will be open very soon.Please note: You must not take this announcement to mean confirmation that MOD shall award a contract for this requirement. The MOD is publishing this announcement without any commitment to issue an invitation to tender or place a contract. Accordingly, any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Announcements may also be published on Defence Contracts Online, Contracts Finder or the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), as appropriate.last_img read more

Bracelet sparkles at Leopardstown

first_img Dermot Weld’s Balansiya was all the rage as the 9-10 favourite following a spectacular winning debut over the course and distance in early November, but while she travelled well, 7-1 shot Bracelet wore her down in the last of seven furlongs to take the prize by a length. Betfred cut O’Brien’s charge to 16-1 from 25-1 for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 4. The trainer said: “She did it nicely and she’s a filly we think will stay well in time. “We’re delighted with her and all things being well, she might go to the Guineas (at Newmarket). “I’ll speak to the boys (owners).” As well as being in the Guineas picture, Bracelet is Betfred’s 8-1 favourite for the Investec Oaks. However, when asked whether his filly would stay the mile and a half she would face at Epsom, O’Brien said: “We always thought she would, but Joseph said he wasn’t sure there, as she showed a lot of speed. “That’s why we’re thinking about the Guineas.” Aidan O’Brien’s Montjeu filly was unable to play a significant role in a Naas Listed event on her debut last June, but signed off her juvenile campaign with a smart Leopardstown victory to keep her in the reckoning for this year’s major prizes. She looked to have plenty on her plate to make a winning comeback in what appeared a strong Group Three event on paper, but won in fine style in the hands of the trainer’s son, Joseph and a trip to Newmarket could be next on her agenda. Bracelet appears the latest likely Classic candidate off the Ballydoyle production line after making a winning return in the Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial. Despite Balansiya’s reverse it was another fine afternoon for Weld and stable jockey Pat Smullen, with the formidable combination following up last weekend’s opening day double at the Curragh with another two winners. Go For Goal could only finish second in last Sunday’s Madrid Handicap, but went one better to cause a minor upset in the Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial. Given a canny front-running ride, the 7-1 shot saw off all comers, passing the post with three-quarters of a length in hand over Shining Emerald. Ebanoran ran with plenty of promise in third, but O’Brien’s previously unbeaten 11-8 favourite Indian Maharaja was bitterly disappointing and was found to be stiff post race. Weld said: “He ran a good race at the Curragh last week, he handles the ground and is a very fit horse. “It was a very enterprising ride from the jockey, as was the plan. “We’ll see how he comes out of it, give him a bit of time and see where we go with him. “Today was the ideal race for him on the score of fitness.” Weld and Smullen had earlier struck with 9-1 chance Fascinating Rock, who left a disappointing debut well behind with a smart reappearance in the Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Summer Racedays 2014 Maiden. Weld said: “It was a very pleasing performance from potentially a very nice horse. “We’ll see how he comes out of the race, but we were thinking if everything went according to plan he’d go for the Ballysax Stakes at Navan (April 12) next. “He’s done very well over the winter and come forward, so he was the one horse we thought could be a bit of a surprise package this season.” There were also doubles on the day for trainer Jim Bolger and stable jockey Kevin Manning. Ceisteach (7-1) edged out Weld’s Kaleefa and Ode To Psyche by a nose and a short-head respectively to clinch a thrilling Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden. Bolger said: “You always have a bit of luck on your side when you come out the right side of one of those (photo finishes). “She’ll go for some black type after that and she’ll stay a mile and a half very well.” The pair later found the target with 7-1 shot Sophisticated Heir in the Follow Leopardstown On Facebook Handicap, who is likely to bid for a swift double at Wednesday’s meeting at the track. Bertimont clinched the Mothers Day At Leopardstown Handicap for trainer James Lambe and apprentice jockey Sean Corby. Lambe praised his young rider, saying: “I think Sean Corby is a future champion jockey. It’s a big thing to say as he’s only 16, but I couldn’t be more impressed with him.” Bertimont, smart over hurdles in France, could now run in the Scottish Champion Hurdle or at the Punchestown Festival. Cullentry Royal was a 25-1 winner of the concluding Leopardstown Club 25 Membership Handicap. Press Associationlast_img read more

Black Stars donate to Kumasi orphanage

first_imgThe Black Stars visited an orphanage in Kumasi on Wednesday to interact with the kids and donated food items to the children.The national team players and their coaches went straight to the Kumasi Children’s Home soon after arriving in the Garden City from Accra ahead of Friday’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifying clash against Zambia.Coach Kwesi Appiah, captain Asamoah Gyan and Michael Essien presented the items to the children in the presence of the other players.“We have come here to join these lovely kids to encourage them that there are many better days ahead,” captain Asamoah Gyan said.“The kids are lovely. They look up to us the Black Stars as role models and it is only right that when we come here we spent some of our time with them and encourage them.”As part of their mission to give back to society, the Black Stars normally visit orphanages to encourage the kids and give them material support.last_img read more

Inside Germany’s football factory

first_imgGelsenkirchen, Germany | AFP | Schalke 04 are a sleeping giant in the German league, yet their youth academy is one of Germany’s most successful, producing World Cup winners, Bundesliga stars and Premier League exports.Germany has just qualified for Russia 2018, where they will defend the World Cup title they won in Brazil when four former members of Schalke’s academy were in the squad.Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, Juventus defender Benedikt Hoewedes and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler all came through the Gelsenkirchen club’s youth set-up.Schalke 04 are nicknamed “The Miners” due to Gelsenkirchen’s industrial setting and their youth academy, called the “Miners’ Forge”, has a long list of talented alumni.Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, 21, Liverpool defender Joel Matip, 26, and Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac, 24, are just some of its graduates.The latest starlet to rise from the academy to Schalke’s senior squad is 19-year-old Weston McKennie, a future US international in the making.But what attributes make a future professional or a World Cup winner?“Talent is important, but that only gets you through the door,” Norbert Elgert, coach of Schalke’s Under-19 team, told AFP.– Have a ‘Plan B’ –“Athleticism and skills as a team player are all important. Then there are also things which are often overlooked — character, personality, desire to improve.“You have to have the confidence to elbow your way up in a squad of 25 to 30 players, or you have no chance, but then you still have to be a team player.”The 60-year-old has seen an impressive list of names roll off the production line at Schalke since 1996. Elgert is passionate about coaching and, with his flowing grey locks, adopts a father-figure role.“We put a lot of emphasis on education, right up to ‘Abitur’ (university entry qualifications),” he said.“We encourage that because what percentage actually make it? — Four or five percent maximum will be Bundesliga footballers.“Whenever I speak to a player about their future, I always ask, ‘what is your Plan B?’“We have to look past football, for those who don’t make it, get injured or get sick.”His success with Schalke attracted an offer a few years ago from Bayern Munich, but Elgert, who was born in Gelsenkirchen, opted to stay.He said Germany’s ability to produce talented young players stems from the lessons learnt from mistakes in years gone by — namely Euro 2004, when die Mannschaft failed to qualify from their group.“It was important for us to learn from the past,” said Elgert.“It wasn’t just enough for German teams to be organised, we were overtaken by countries like Spain, Holland or Italy.“The German Football Association (DFB) has been very innovative with the academies and always kept an eye on what is going on in other countries.”He clearly has strong links to his former players and eagerly asks how Ozil and Kolasinac, who joined Arsenal in June, are regarded in England.His eyes light up when he describes spotting talent — like the teenage Ozil.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Vintage Firehouse For Sale

first_imgLiberty House firehouse, 40 White St., was sold to Michael Morgan, of Rumson, for $400,000. Plans call for the structure to be redeveloped as residential and commercial use, possibly a restaurant or retail site on the first floor and apartments on the upper level. By John BurtonRED BANK – If you’ve ever wanted to own your very own firehouse, the Borough Council has one to sell you.The council is looking to sell the second of its borough-owned fire facilities. It is seeking bids for the firehouse at 32 Mechanic St. that currently houses the Independent Fire Company and its equipment. According to Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels, the two-story, approximately 2,200-square-foot building was constructed in 1910, at a time when the borough volunteer fire department relied primarily on hand-drawn and then horse-drawn equipment to battle local blazes.Given the building’s age, “It’s largely antiquated,” and limited in keeping modern firefighting equipment.“It’s very tight. There’s not a whole lot of space in the building,” for the company and equipment, he said.The location had first housed automotive equipment in 1912, according to Sickels, who also serves as the borough’s fire marshal as well as a longtime member of the borough’s volunteer fire department.The building remains largely as it was when it was first built and “it hasn’t been updated in decades,” Sickels noted. But the fire company did replace the roof in the aftermath of Sandy, when the 2012 super storm further damaged the already in poor shape roof, he continued.The local volunteer fire department, much like volunteer organizations around the state and country, has had difficulty getting new members. And with the diminished ranks, Sickels pointed out, the borough department is looking to consolidate membership and equipment among its six companies.The Independent Fire Company will likely move its equipment to the borough First Aid Squad facility, 121 Spring St., but the details are still being finalized by department members, according to Sickels.That was the case when borough officials looked to sell the Liberty Hose Fire Company firehouse, 40 White St., two years ago, when the company and equipment relocated to the First Aid building.Those seeking to submit a bid must do so by Aug. 30 prior to 10 a.m. Officials are planning to open them at 10 a.m. on that date at the Municipal Complex, 90 Monmouth St.Officials did not advertise for a minimum amount. But all bids must contain a $750 check to cover legal and search fees and cost of advertising, according to the borough council-approved resolution. In addition to the $750, bidders must enclose another check for 10 percent of the bid amount for deposit.Unsuccessful bids will have their money returned and if there is a winning bid, the purchaser will have 30 days to complete the transaction.Borough officials have the right to reject all bids, Sickles explained.Anyone who looks to buy the site “would need to update for a change of use,” and would be subject to all construction and development requirements, he added. The Independent company and Liberty House firehouses are the only two owned by the borough. The other fire companies are independently incorporated with the companies responsible for maintaining the buildings.last_img read more

The Mental Game of Success

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The mental game of success starts with your belief systems. It starts with what you believe about the world, yourself, other people, past events, and all the other countless beliefs that make up your worldview. You can understand a lot about your belief systems when you look at your rules.Whenever you say something like, “People are always . . . ,” or “People never . . .,” then you have identified one of your beliefs. When you tell the story of some event in the past to explain something you are unhappy with, you reveal one of your beliefs, like “I didn’t get to go to college.” But it works the other way too, like when you say, “I dropped out of college to start this business!”The mental game of success is also found in your general attitude. Everyone has off days, but if your general disposition is negative, success will avoid you. If you are impatient, intolerant, unhappy, cynical, or generally unpleasant, you will get back what you put out. Success (at anything) isn’t easily found, and those who do find it carry what is generally a positive, upbeat, optimistic, empowered attitude.The way that voice in your head speaks to you will always tune you into your beliefs and your attitudes. If that voice constantly chirps away with statements like, “I hate this . . . ,” or, “I don’t know how I am supposed to accomplish this,” or “There is no way that this could possibly work,” your inner voice is destroying the possibility of success. When you hear that voice, shut it down. Recognize that that voice is the voice of fear. Maybe your voice. Maybe it’s your parent’s voice. Maybe it’s society’s voice. The voice of success says, “I am going to rock this thing!”Success is a mental process. It starts first in your head.last_img read more

2011 Vawdon Cup

first_imgClose to 80 teams will compete in the Vawdon Cup across nine divisions including the three Premier League divisions (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed), Men’s (divisions one, two and three), Women’s (divisions one and two) and Men’s seniors/masters. Round one of the Men’s Premier League will see newcomers the Bankstown Jets take on Wests Magpies, last year’s Vawdon Cup runners-up, the Penrith Panthers play the Manly Sea Eagles, 2010 champions, the Hornsby Lions versus the Canterbury Bulldogs, Easts Roosters play the Parramatta Eels, while the Central Coast Dolphins have the bye. Round one of the Women’s Premier League will see the 2010 Vawdon Cup grand final rematch, with the Wollongong Devils taking on Wests Magpies. In other games, the Penrith Panthers will play the Manly Sea Eagles, Easts Roosters will take on the Parramatta Eels, Wallsend Wolves will meet Taren Point, while the Varsity Stingers will play the Canterbury Bulldogs. Men’s Premier LeagueBankstown Jets v Wests MagpiesPenrith Panthers v Manly Sea EaglesHornsby Lions v Canterbury BulldogsEasts Roosters v Parramatta EelsBye – Central Coast DolphinsWomen’s Premier LeaguePenrith Panthers v Manly Sea EaglesWollongong Devils v Wests MagpiesEasts Roosters v Parramatta EelsWallsend Wolves v Taren PointVarsity Stingers v Canterbury BulldogsMixed Premier LeagueUNSW Bullets v Taren PointWests Magpies v Easts Roosters 2Penrith Panthers v Norths BearsEasts Roosters 1 – byeThe referee appointments for round one of Vawdon Cup can be viewed here: To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2011 Vawdon Cup, please click on the following links: read more

19 days agoMan City boss Guardiola: I can’t risk gambling with kids

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: I can’t risk gambling with kidsby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he can’t risk gambling with his kids.Guardiola has delivered back-to-back Premier League titles, successive Carabao Cups and the FA Cup to the Etihad over the last two seasons.But success has come at a price – with City splashing more than £535million in the transfer market during the Catalan’s reign to strengthen a squad that already included the likes of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandino.“We have to compete every single day to fight with the best teams in England and Europe,” said the City boss.“And for that we need the David Silvas and Kevin de Bruynes and the Sergio Agueros and Fernandinhos.“We need all these type of players because with young, young, young players you cannot do it.“The young players can be help for the other ones, of course, but if the basis of the team is young then it is just not possible.“This team needs to win titles and prizes – and the process for the young players means they need time.“The best way for them is step by step.“The demand from the club is not to win the Champions League, but we must be there every time in all the competitions.“And, for that, we need the players we have. What can I say?” last_img read more

Popularity growing for Concordia Universitys Indigenous spirituality course

first_imgRobbie Purdon APTN NewsChristine Jamieson teaches the Indigenous spirituality course that has been offered occasionally at Concordia University since 2015.It’s become quite popular and will be a fulltime course this fall, as well as a mandatory class for a diploma in Christian spirituality.“It is really recognizing that connection that we have with all living things and that includes, you know, the insects, the plants, non-human animals, the fish, the water, the sky, the moon, the earth,” said Jamieson, an associate professor.Part of the class includes a trip to the longhouse in Kahnawake where students meet Elder Kevin Deer.“Basically I just give them an overview about who we are. So I talk a little bit about the creation story and what does that mean, how it gives us an understanding about how we understand the world,” said Deer.Laura Boivin is in the course this year and says she appreciates the different teaching methods.“We’ve definitely covered an understanding of the concept of inter-relational world and a spiritual realm of everyone and everything being connected and everything being equal and valuable without there being a sense of hierarchy,” said [email protected]last_img read more

BCs attorney general calls Alberta fuel ban bill a bluff

first_imgB.C. Opposition Liberal jobs critic Jas Johal said the province must end the escalating dispute before gas prices increase sharply in Metro Vancouver.“Without Alberta’s energy, B.C.’s economy would come to a standstill,” he said. “The B.C. Premier (John Horgan) created this crisis, will he fix this mess before gas prices hit $2 a litre?”Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver are currently hovering near $1.55 a litre.Kinder Morgan, the U.S.-based pipeline builder, announced earlier this month that it was pulling back on spending for the project and gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government until May 31 to give a clear signal the project will proceed.Trudeau, Notley and B.C. Premier John Horgan met Sunday in Ottawa to discuss the pipeline, but remain deadlocked. Trudeau repeated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the project is completed, saying his government will hold private, financial talks with Kinder Morgan.Eby said the B.C. government is expecting to announce shortly that it has filed a reference case to the courts to determine if it(THE CANADIAN PRESS) VICTORIA, B.C. –  British Columbia’s attorney general says Alberta’s proposed fuel restriction law is a politically motivated “bluff” that will result in an immediate lawsuit from his province and likely lawsuits from oil companies.David Eby said government legal experts looked at the Alberta legislation tabled Monday and conclude it’s unconstitutional, against the law and designed to not be enacted.“Clearly the legislation is a bluff,” Eby said Tuesday. “They don’t intend to use it. If they did try to use it we would be in court immediately seeking an injunction to stop them from using it, but we would probably have to get in line behind oil companies that would be concerned about contracts that they have with companies in B.C. to deliver product.” It would direct pipeline companies, truckers and rail operators on how much oil product they ship and when.  Violators would face fines of up to $1 million a day for individuals and $10 million a day for corporations.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday his province will support Alberta in the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by introducing its own legislation on oil exports.He said his government will bring in a bill in the coming days that could result in less oil moving to British Columbia. Moe said he wants the Saskatchewan legislation passed shortly so it can work in tandem with Alberta’s legislation.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers called the Alberta bill a “very strong tool” it hoped was not needed.center_img Alberta’s proposed legislation and B.C.’s response are the latest manoeuvres in the escalating dispute over the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The federal and Alberta governments support the project, while B.C. opposes it, saying it is defending its coast from a potentially catastrophic oil products spill.So far, about 200 people have been arrested at a construction zone near the pipeline’s terminal site in Burnaby for allegedly breaking a court injunction keeping protesters away.Indigenous leaders and local Vancouver area municipal politicians have also warned of increasing civil unrest as people from across Canada mount anti-pipeline protests.Eby said he believed the Alberta legislation was intended to never be adopted, but if Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s government does pass the law, then B.C. will immediately launch court action.“We think they are very unlikely to use this, given the analysis and we think they know it, and it is a bill for political purposes only,” Eby said in the legislature Tuesday during question period.Notley said the legislation sends the message that Alberta is prepared to defend its resources.last_img read more