APTN National NewsWhitehorse is hosting the Haywood National cross-country ski races this week.As APTN’s Shirley McLean reports, the love for skiing runs deep for one family making their mark on the trails.
APTN National NewsWhitehorse is hosting the Haywood National cross-country ski races this week.As APTN’s Shirley McLean reports, the love for skiing runs deep for one family making their mark on the trails.
“The world is in a mess, and much of this mess is of our own making,” Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said in an address on Wednesday to the 23rd Forum on Global Issues in Berlin, Germany.“Events such as the financial crisis and climate change are not quirks of the marketplace, or quirks of nature. They are not inevitable events in the up-and-down cycle of human history.“Instead, they are markers of massive failure in the international systems that govern the way nations and their populations interact. They are markers of failure at a time of unprecedented interdependence among societies, capital markets, economies, and trade. “In short, they are the result of bad policies. We have made this mess, and mistakes today are highly contagious,” she stated.The WHO chief stressed that it is the health sector that will bear the heaviest burden of the global financial crisis, for example. She cited great concern among countries that health may worsen as unemployment rises and spending on health drops. There is equal worry about mental illness and anxiety, as well as a possible jump in the use of tobacco, alcohol and other harmful substances.Poor nutrition is another major concern. “When times are hard, processed foods, high in fats and sugar and low in essential nutrients, become the cheapest way to fill a hungry stomach. These foods contribute to obesity and to diet-related chronic diseases, and they starve young children of essential nutrients,” she noted. Ms. Chan argued that economic decisions within a country will not automatically protect the poor or guarantee universal access to basic health care.“Globalization will not self-regulate in ways that favour fair distribution of benefits. Corporations will not automatically look after social concerns as well as profits. International trade agreements will not, by themselves, guarantee food security, or job security, or health security, or access to affordable medicines.“All of these outcomes require deliberate policy decisions,” she stressed. In addition, she pointed out that climate change impacts some of the most fundamental determinants of health, such as air, food and water, and will most likely result in increased malnutrition and disease, among other things. And while climate change is, by its nature, a global phenomenon, its consequences will not be evenly distributed, she said, noting that scientists agree that developing countries will be the first and hardest hit.“Anything we can do now to reduce existing burdens of disease will increase national and international capacity to cope with the new stresses that come with climate change,” said Ms. Chan. She also noted that up to now, the polar bear has been the poster child for climate change. “We need to use every politically correct and scientifically sound trick in the book to convince the world that humanity really is the most important species endangered by climate change.” 20 March 2009Today’s global crises, whether the economic downturn or climate change, are the result of bad policies and it is the health sector that will bear the brunt of their consequences, the top United Nations health official has warned.
A Sri Lankan delegation is scheduled to visit India in the coming months to discuss safety issues on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.The High Commission said that there have been a series of news reports raising fears of the dangers to Sri Lanka arising from the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in southern India. “It bears repetition that the Government of India assigns utmost attention to nuclear and radiation safety, including the safety of operating personnel, public as well as the environment. The principle of ‘safety being the overriding priority’ encompasses the entire gamut of activities associated with nuclear power plants, ranging from siting, design, construction, commissioning, operation to de-commissioning. Testing to demonstrate the adequacy of each system, and the plant as a whole, by actual performance tests to meet the design intent, is carried out well before commencing operation of the plant,” the Indian High Commission in Colombo said. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board reviews the operational limits and conditions for various system parameters and approves them before operationalising the plant, to ensure safe operation. The National Disaster Management Authority has drawn up a holistic and integrated programme for “Management of Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies”.India is party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (1994), Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (1986), and the Convention on Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency and is fully aware of, and complies with, its obligations under these conventions.The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a state-of-the-art plant that is compliant with the highest safety standards available in the nuclear industry today. The safety measures instituted at the plant are of the highest order. “India and Sri Lanka have an ongoing dialogue on cooperation in the area of nuclear energy, including in the areas of isotope hydrology, radio-tracer studies and dam safety. A Sri Lankan delegation is scheduled to visit India in the coming months to discuss these and other areas of potential cooperation, including the area of safety,” the Indian High Commission in Colombo said. All nuclear power plant sites in India are capable of managing the radioactive wastes generated at these sites. Each of them has adequate facilities for handling, treatment and disposal of such waste, in line with international standards.The establishment and verification of appropriate emergency response plans is a mandatory prerequisite for all nuclear power plants in India. The preparedness of the agencies involved is verified through periodic exercises. The relevant issues are being addressed in the spirit of close and friendly relations existing between India and Sri Lanka, the High Commission said.
A suspect has been arrested over a theft he committed 15 years ago in Dimbulagala, the police media unit said today.The police said that the suspect, who was 25 years at the time he committed the crime, is now 40 and had a warrant for his arrest. He was accused of breaking into a Temple and stealing a statue, the police media unit said.A court had in 2011 ordered that he be arrested and given rigorous imprisonment for 6 months plus be charged a fine of Rs. 50,000. The suspect was arrested yesterday in Kandy, produced before a Magistrate and remanded. (Colombo Gazette)
OSU senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett (63) attempts to tackle Indiana freshman quarterback Zander Diamont during a game on Nov. 22 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-27.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIt’s that time of year. It’s time for The Game.With OSU coming off of a 42-27 win over Indiana, the Wolverines limp into The Game with a 5-6, 3-4 record, as a loss would keep them out of postseason play for the first time since the 2009-10 season. As the Buckeyes and Wolverines prepare for the 111th meeting in the rivalry, The Lantern sports editors are prepared to give you five things to look for as the two teams are set to square off at noon Saturday in Ohio Stadium. 1. J.T. Barrett will need to eliminate turnovers in order to win/stay in the Heisman raceThe redshirt-freshman quarterback has thrown three interceptions in his last two games, and if that trend continues, the Buckeyes could be in for a rough game against Michigan. While the Wolverines have won just five games this season, they boast the ninth best total defense in the country. The Michigan defense is led by an Ohio native, redshirt-senior linebacker Jake Ryan, who is second in the Big Ten in total tackles and is set to play his final game against the Buckeyes. Players such as Troy Smith, Charles Woodson and Desmond Howard have locked down the Heisman Trophy because of big days in The Game, and if Barrett wants to have a chance at the most coveted individual award in college football, he will need to play the game of his life on Saturday. 2. The Buckeyes will have to lock down Devin FunchessThe junior tight end turned wide receiver has been Michigan’s lone bright spot on a mostly inept offense. The Wolverines are averaging just 20.3 points per game, a number that ranks last in the Big Ten conference.Funchess, however, has shined for the Wolverines, ranking seventh in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (62.5) which is far and away the best on the Michigan roster. Funchess has 55 receptions on the year, giving him 23 more than the next closest receiver for the Maize and Blue. Last year against the Buckeyes, Funchess caught four passes for 41 yards and a score in Ann Arbor, Mich. His touchdown would have been the game-tying score, however Michigan’s two-point conversion attempt failed as OSU escaped with a 42-41 victory. 3. Ohio Stadium will need to be loudOSU coach Urban Meyer said after a 42-27 win that the Buckeyes responded as much as the fans responded during the game. If that is any indication, the OSU faithful will need to be in full force if they want their Buckeyes to defeat the Wolverines. Ohio Stadium was quiet for much of the game against the Hoosiers and did not even come close to reaching capacity as only 101,426 were officially in attendance.If OSU fans want their Buckeyes to perform well in The Game, they will need to pack Ohio Stadium. 4. OSU should be on the lookout for Devin Gardner of 2013Gardner is a redshirt-senior quarterback for the Wolverines, and as a redshirt-junior, he nearly derailed the Buckeyes’ season.He posted 451 passing yards and five total touchdowns against OSU last year, but threw a pick on a two-point try at the end of the game as the Buckeyes held on for a 42-41 win. Heading into that game, Gardner had probably never played so well in his life, and he certainly hasn’t replicated that performance since.So far this season, Gardner has thrown just eight touchdowns to 14 interceptions, and hasn’t thrown for a score on the road, where the Wolverines are 1-3. If his poor play continues, OSU should win. But if Gardner of 2013 returns — and the Buckeyes always expect Michigan to step up its game against them — then it could be another long day for the defense.5. Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett is primed for a huge gameOn Monday, Meyer said Bennett has been “outstanding” for the past month.That outstanding play came after a slower-than-expected start to the season, but with Bennett playing in his last game at Ohio Stadium, he could be ready to dominate.The Centerville, Ohio, native isn’t a Lombardi Award finalist like sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa, but he’s arguably just as important to the Buckeyes’ success on defense. Bennett has 7.5 tackles for loss and just three sacks this season, but almost always wins his one-on-one battles and rarely puts a foot wrong.If he goes for a big game on Saturday, he has a chance to go down as the best player in this senior class.
If you’re an avid Firefox user, you know what its like to be plagued by add-ons that seem to bring your browser to a crawl. Mozilla reports that some add-ons, especially ones using old code that have simply been tweaked to be compatible with newer versions, can slow down your browsing experience up to 74 percent. Now, Mozilla is calling those add-ons and their developers out publicly on their new Slow Performing Add-Ons page, which displays the 10 add-ons that impact Firefox’s performance the most.Some of the extensions on the list are fairly major names. For example, Web development and editing add-on Firebug is number 2, slowing down Firefox’s startup speeds by 74 percent. That makes it a tie for the number one add-on, FoxLingo, a dictionary and translation tool. Some other popular extensions on the list include FlashGot (number 4 on the list), a popular utility for downloading multiple items from a Web site at the same time, FoxyTunes (number 6), an extension that lets you control your desktop media player through Firefox, and XMarks Browser Sync (number 9), which allows you to synchronize your bookmarks, passwords, tabs, and sessions across multiple browsers and multiple systems.Ironically, number 8 on the list is FastestFox, a Firefox add-on that promises to speed up the browser’s performance with a number of tools that are designed to improve the core browser’s responsiveness and utilities that enhance search results, manage downloads, and automatically linked pages in cache before you click on them. Mozilla says the add-on can slow down Firefox startups by up to 33 percent.At the bottom of the top-ten list, you can click to see additional add-ons, and even more popular extensions rank in the top 50, including extensions like NoScript, Greasemonkey, AdBlock Plus, and StumbleUpon. To be fair, Mozilla’s performance studies take into account Firefox’s cold startup time, not necessarily the browser’s performance while running or the user’s experience while actively browsing the Web.Mozilla said that they would refresh the list weekly by running performance tests on their top 100 add-ons, and that users would start to see warnings if they install an add-on that diminishes Firefox’s performance by more than 25 percent. As a result of the list, the user reviews of almost all of the listed add-ons have been flooded with comments referencing the Mozilla performance page as proof that the add-ons need to be updated or redesigned.Read More at Mozilla Add-Ons, via Mashable.
64,671 Views YourRating ◆ ReadersRating YourRating ReadersRating A TOUGH WATCH. A horribly disjointed, error-strewn and indisciplined performance from Joe Schmidt’s Ireland saw them end this Six Nations championship as they started it — this time, they were utterly dominated by Wales, who surged to a third Grand Slam under Warren Gatland.A 25-7 humiliation in Cardiff was one of the worst Ireland performances in the Schmidt era, and below we painfully rate the individual contributions — or lack thereof — from those in green. ReadersRating ◆ Had no joy in getting over the gainline and was one of several players who endured a nightmare out there. The quick tap and knock-on in the first half was a moment to forget. See above. Worked hard, but utterly outshone by his fellow Kiwi centre Parkes. 5 Replacements:Conan, Kilcoyne, Scannell, Porter, Roux, Larmour, Marmion and Carty were all introduced by Schmidt at different junctures during the second half. Could do little to reverse Ireland’s fortunes or change the outcome.Larmour’s late try avoided the whitewash and saw the Leinster fullback score his first Six Nations try, but it was merely a consolation.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 5 Hard to remember a less effective showing from the Leinster second row. An excellent lineout steal in the first half was the one bright note, but this was a steep learning curve for Ryan as he called the Ireland lineout for the first time. Keith Earls 5Our Rating YourRating Emptied the tank but his influence was completely nullified by the Welsh back row. Just two carries and two tackles in 80 minutes. Not the Six Nations farewell he wanted. Ireland’s lineout, like all aspects of their performance, completely malfunctioned. Best’s throwing was awry from the get-go. A penny for Sean Cronin’s thoughts as he watched this. YourRating ◆ ◆ Poor first attacking involvement as he offloaded directly back to the Welsh defence when Ireland looked for a foothold back into the game after Parkes’ first-minute try. A quiet game from the usually influential Ringrose. ◆ James Ryan 5Our Rating Ireland’s kicking game was horrendous, no more so than in the opening exchanges of the second half when Sexton sliced an up-and-under off his right boot and straight into touch and then kicked a restart dead after Anscombe had stretched Wales’ lead to 19. The out-half’s frustration was evident throughout again, but he was as culpable as anyone. See his pass into touch when Ireland pushed for a lifeline. A horror show. ReadersRating Bundee Aki 5Our Rating ◆ Cian Healy 3Our Rating 5 5 ReadersRating Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 6:15 PM The great irony, of course, was that Wales thrived in the wet conditions that Schmidt insisted on. Ireland, on the other hand, completely floundered and thus the backline barely had a touch. Harsh to pull the fullback up for his positional play for Parkes’ try, given he was dragged out to the right as Ireland scrambled, but was unable to cover back across. ◆ YourRating Tadhg Beirne 5Our Rating 5 5 Conor Murray 3Our Rating 5 ◆ Jacob Stockdale 5Our Rating 5 5 YourRating 5 Share34 Tweet Email2 228 Comments https://the42.ie/4546471 5 The Irish scrum came under monumental pressure and simply buckled in the face of a Welsh onslaught. Healy conceded four penalties. Replaced by Dave Kilcoyne on the hour mark. ReadersRating YourRating ReadersRating ◆ Rory Best 3Our Rating ReadersRating By Ryan Bailey Made some uncharacteristic and costly errors, while being penalised by referee Angus Gardner at scrum-time. Not his best showing in an Ireland shirt, but the same could be said for many of his team-mates. YourRating ReadersRating CJ Stander 4Our Rating Short URL 5 Tadhg Furlong 5Our Rating Garry Ringrose 5Our Rating ◆ ReadersRating Rob Kearney 5Our Rating YourRating YourRating ◆ ◆ YourRating Subscribe Beirne’s performance was arguably the only positive to take from a chastening afternoon in Cardiff. A first Six Nations start and he wasted little time in displaying his trademark turnover ability, claiming a brilliant steal five metres from Ireland’s line in the first half. ReadersRating Johnny Sexton 3Our Rating ReadersRating Sean O’Brien 3Our Rating Not the impact he had hoped to make after being dropped for France. Five carries and eight tackles are the only notable takeaways from a fairly non-descript 50-minute cameo, before he was hooked for Jack Conan. Will we see him again in green? 5 Peter O’Mahony 5Our Rating Player ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their Cardiff horror show? It’s hard to remember a worse Irish performance in the Joe Schmidt era. YourRating Still a long, long way off his best. Caught out of position for the opening try, where he should have been providing cover behind the ruck to mop up Anscombe’s kick in behind, while a horrendously skewed kick out on the full pretty much summed up his afternoon, and championship. ReadersRating YourRating ◆ ReadersRating YourRating Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ◆ It could have been a very different afternoon had Stockdale managed to escape the clutches of Parkes after collecting Sexton’s cross-field penalty to surge down the left. Was tested in the air on multiple occasions, but generally fronted up well under pressure from Liam Williams. YourRating Mar 16th 2019, 4:48 PM ◆ 5 Didn’t do a whole lot wrong, but through no fault of his own, didn’t do a whole lot either. The Munster winger did well to scramble back, collect the slippery ball and win a relieving pressure off Josh Adams early doors. 5 ReadersRating
Marécages et cités de Mésopotamie : un thème pour relancer l’archéologie en Irak Lors de la réunion annuelle de la Société américaine d’archéologie, à Sacramento (Californie) le 31 mars dernier, trois chercheuses américaines ont présenté leur pré-étude de terrain sur les liens entre zones marécageuses et naissance des premières cités de Mésopotamie. Une enquête à laquelle elles comptent bien associer les institutions scientifiques irakiennes, mises à mal par des années de guerre.Drainées entre 1950 et 1990, officiellement à des fins agricoles – mais aussi stratégiques, Saddam Hussein voulant y contrôler les dissidents chiites -, les zones marécageuses d’Al-Hamar, entre le Tigre et l’Euphrate, doivent aujourd’hui faire l’objet d’une restauration : une priorité nationale qui laisse peu de temps à ces trois archéologues pour y mener leurs recherches, les premières effectuées depuis plus de 20 ans par une équipe étrangère, et alors que les scientifiques irakiens ne sont pas publiés – à cause de la guerre.À lire aussiUn caveau néolithique intact en Ecosse : une première depuis 30 ansC’est dans ce contexte que Carrie Hritz, anthropologue à l’Université de Pennsylvanie, Jennifer Pournelle, professeur à l’École de l’environnement de l’Université de Caroline du Sud, et Jennifer Smith, professeur de géologie à l’Université Washington à St. Louis, vont enquêter sur l’apport de ces zones de marais – riches en plantes, en poissons et en gibier – aux bases économiques des villes de Mésopotamie entre 5.000 avant J.-C. et l’époque islamique.En marge de la pré-étude qu’elles ont réalisée sur place, leur but était d’établir des collaborations avec des chercheurs de l’Université de Bassora, où elles ont donné des conférences et rencontré des géologues. Elles prévoient d’associer les scientifiques locaux à leurs travaux – leur expertise, mais aussi leurs installations, détériorées par les conflits, mais qu’elles espèrent améliorer.Financées par une subvention du programme National Science Foundation – High Risk, utilisant les services d’une agence de voyage britannique pour pénétrer sur leurs terrains de recherche, et recourant à des guides et à des services de sécurité locaux plutôt qu’occidentaux, les trois chercheuses se sont débrouillées pour promouvoir leurs activités scientifiques – et pacifiques – dans ce pays en guerre.Le 2 avril 2011 à 16:07 • Emmanuel Perrin
L’iPad domine toujours le monde des tablettesLe cabinet d’études spécialisé a livré un rapport sur le marché des tablettes tactiles qui continue d’être un terrain privilégié pour Apple et son iPad.Apple continue de dominer le marché des tablettes tactiles grâce à l’iPad. Le cabinet d’étude d’études IDC a même expliqué dans son dernier rapport que la tablette frappée de la pomme croquée avait même gagné des parts au premier trimestre 2012 par rapport au dernier de 2011 (+13,3%), passant de 54,7% de PDM à 68%. Le marché global est quant à lui en pleine expansion les ventes ont augmenté de 120% sur un an.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Côté Android, le bilan est moins glorieux puisque les expéditions totales sont en forte baisses au premier trimestre 2012, même si des sociétés comme Samsung et Lenovo commencent à gagner de plus en plus de part avec leurs derniers produits. En tout cas, IDC ne prévoit pas un tassement du marché prochainement, bien au contraire même. “Dans le monde entier, le marché des tablettes va entrer dans une nouvelle phase, au cours de la seconde moitié de l’année 2012, et cela saura sans aucun doute remodeler le paysage concurrentiel”, a expliqué Bob O’Donnell, vice-président au programme chez IDC, chargé des clients et des afficheurs. “Même si, pour l’instant, Apple va continuer à s’asseoir confortablement au top, la bataille pour les positions suivantes va être féroce. Ajoutez à cela les Ultrabooks, le lancement de Windows 8, et la sortie de quelques produits surprises, et vous avez tous les ingrédients pour d’incroyables fêtes de fin d’année en 2012”. Effectivement, le choix du cadeau électronique sous le sapin va devenir de plus en plus cornélien… Le 11 mai 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target So far, 2019 hasn’t been good to Beyoncé Knowles. Her company Parkwood Entertainment has been hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming the superstar’s website, Beyonce.com violates the Americans With Disabilities Act by denying visually impaired users equal access to its products and services, according to the Hollywood Reporter.The plaintiff, New York resident Mary Conner, claims the website isn’t fully accessible for her and for millions of others who have visual impairments.Website accessibility requires photos to be coded with alt-text so that screen-readers used by visually impaired users can speak the alternative text. Conner claims that because Beyonce.com is “an exclusively visual interface” she’s unable to browse the site and make online purchases without the assistance of a sighted companion, THR reported.“There are many important pictures on beyonce.com that lack a text equivalent … As a result, Plaintiff and blind beyonce.com customers are unable to determine what is on the website, browse the website or investigate and/or make purchases,” Conner’s attorney Dan Shaked wrote in the complaint.Conner is described in the filing as having “no vision whatsoever.”Shaked describes music as “the one and only form of entertainment that truly presents an even playing field between the visually impaired and the sighted.”He added: “Plaintiff dreams of attending a Beyonce concert and listening to her music in a live setting. However, when she browsed the Beyonce.com website, she encountered numerous barriers which limited her accessibility to the goods and services offered on the website.”The complaint also lists issues that include the lack of accessible drop-down menus and navigation links, and the inability to navigate using a keyboard instead of a mouse.The lawsuit includes “all legally blind individuals in the United States who have attempted to access Beyonce.com and as a result have been denied access to the enjoyment of goods and services offered by Beyonce.com, during the relevant statutory period.”Conner is seeking a court injunction that would require Beyoncé’s company to make the site accessible to blind and visually impaired customers in accordance with ADA rules, and is asking for compensatory damages for those who have “been subject to unlawful discrimination.”Read the full complaint here.More on Geek.com:Netflix, WB Settle ‘Satanic’Lawsuit Over ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’Utah Must Cover $475K in Legal Fees After Losing ‘Deadpool’ SuitWatch: Meet the Inspiring Blind Gamer Who Beats Pros at ‘Street Fighter V’ YouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law ViolationLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google
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The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his announcement today aimed at providing greater flexibility for farmers affected by the worsening drought in many states.”Secretary Vilsack has a clear and keen understanding of rural and agricultural issues and that understanding enables him to make decisions like today’s that help farmers be viable even in the face of harsh conditions. Because of the drought, our fellow farmers in the livestock industry are faced with the need for additional feed sources,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb. “We value very much our long history of cooperation and collaboration with USDA in the interest of America’s farmers and we commend USDA on its foresight today.”A full list of the updated programs and provisions can be found at www.usda.gov/disaster.ASA farmer-leaders including Wellman, First Vice President Danny Murphy and Chairman Alan Kemper, and CEO Steve Censky met with the Secretary today to discuss the drought and other issues affecting the soybean industry, including biotechnology, trade and renewable energy.ASA represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through voluntary membership by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Steve Wellman, ASA President, 402-269-7024, email@example.comPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, firstname.lastname@example.org
A shared effort by community donors will create a much-improved Share operations base.Local businesses and business leaders have produced a $1 million capital fund for major upgrades at the Share Fromhold Service Center, on Northeast Andresen Road in Vancouver, the nonprofit group announced Tuesday.Heading the campaign is the KMR Group Foundation, run by business owners Kate Jones and Marty Rifkin. The Foundation supplied $150,000 toward a matching grant from several anonymous donors, netting $500,000 total.Share is a leading provider of services to the hungry and homeless in Clark County. The nonprofit group has used previous grants and a large loan to transform the former Timber Lanes bowling alley on Andresen into its headquarters and operations center. The new money will promote modernization of the aging building and allow the group’s Backpack Program to operate in better conditions.In addition, the KMR Group Foundation gave $150,000 more as a matching grant to help CDM Services purchase space from Share for a new CDM headquarters on Share property, next to the larger building. That donation resulted in $300,000 funding for construction.CDM Services provides day and in-home services to elderly and disabled residents of Clark County.Share will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday at its hub, 2306 N.E. Andresen Road.“It’s a very good thing, a very good thing,” said Rifkin, whose Northwest Natural Products firm has been a steadfast Share supporter. Once the remodeling is done, “it’ll be a good spot for them, and they will be able to consolidate” other Share outreach activities, he said.
Our brief flirtation with an early sunny spring was subdued Sunday, but it was still a fine day to walk the dog.And Robbie, “the king of the trail,” was happy to greet walkers and others on the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail in Felida.“Everybody stops to pet him,” said Charles Williams of Robbie, a 10-year-old rough-coat collie.“He’s named after Rob Roy, the Scottish folk figure,” Williams of Felida said of his beloved canine.That’s Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734) if you’re checking.Williams, a retired child psychologist, said he loves walking Robbie along the path because of “the cheerfulness of the trail. People say hello to one another. And the dogs do what they do — they sniff.“He’s a true gentleman,” Williams said of the pooch that cost him about $700 a decade ago. “His father was a Canadian national champion. … He’s been called a horse and a lion, by children.”Aaron Shinn and son Buck, 16, also were on the trail with Charlie, their 11-month-old yellow Labrador, who they got last Independence Day.“We love him,” Aaron said, two plastic bumpers in hand. It was a bird-dog training day.“I throw the bumpers across the creek and he swims across and looks for them in the grass,” Aaron said. Father and son, who is a Columbia River High School student, like to hunt birds in the Cathlamet area.Aaron said it did not bother him that Saturday’s sun was replaced by Sunday’s mist and gray.“It’s Washington,” he said. “We go out regardless.”Along came Diana Coburn and husband Dave with their dogs, Henry, 8, and Murphy, 7, both miniature schnauzers. The family is from Ridgefield.“Every week or two we come down here,” Dave said of the popular trail.“The weather’s really not bothering us,” Diana said.The Taylor family was dogless but in high spirits on the trail.“There’s two egrets and a bald eagle up ahead,” announced Carver Taylor, 6, taking a break from bike riding with his sister, Gracie, 4, and mom Jackie Taylor.Jackie Taylor is a teacher at the Gardner School in Salmon Creek.Making the day happier, Carver saw that the Glasgow family members — Joe, Julie and Oscar — also were on the trail. Oscar, 8, goes to the Gardner School with Carver and both boys have Jackie Taylor for a teacher. Charles Williams purchased Robbie 10 years ago. The two are regulars on the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail.
X Ed MayberryRaymond Brackens with the Texas Organizing Project. TOP’s Laura Perez-Boston stands just behind him.The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development works to attract business owners into relocating or expanding their companies in Houston. One of the tools used is tax abatements. But a new report from the Texas Organizing Project says in 39 tax deals over a dozen years, the city hasn’t required much in return. Raymond Brackens with TOP says the city should include specific requirements to help communities.“Based on the findings on this report, that means passing a strong financial policies ordinance that requires all developers receiving tax breaks from the city (to) pay family-sustaining wages, and include affordable housing on residential development.”According to the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development website, projects that qualify for a tax abatement must retain or create at least 25 permanent jobs throughout the years of the agreement. But Laura Perez-Boston with TOP says the job creation requirement often is not enforced.“And more than half — 56 percent of the projects — include no commitment to create even one job.”Perez-Boston says if they don’t create jobs, most abatements are just a windfall for the private sector. We reached out to the mayor’s office, but didn’t hear back by deadline. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:16 Listen Share
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.Results on the drug, Praluent (PRALL-yoo-ent), were announced Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. It’s the first time a cholesterol-lowering drug has reduced deaths since statins such as Lipitor and Crestor came out decades ago.Praluent 75 mg, is a drug sold by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Praluent, a new class of cholesterol medicines that lower cholesterol far more than statin medicines can, was tested on whether it also reduces heart attack risks and deaths. (Sanofi via AP)“It’s the ultimate outcome; it’s what matters to patients,” said study leader Dr. Philippe Gabriel Steg of Hospital Bichat in Paris.But the benefit was small — 167 people would need to use Praluent for nearly three years to prevent a single death.“That’s a high cost” that may still hinder its use, said one independent expert, Dr. Amit Khera, a preventive cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a spokesman for the American Heart Association.The drug’s makers, Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, sponsored the study and said they would work with insurers on pricing to get the medicine to those who need it the most.ABOUT THE STUDYDoctors focus on lowering LDL, or bad cholesterol, to prevent heart problems. Statins are the main medicines for this, but some people can’t tolerate or get enough help from them.Praluent and a similar drug, Amgen’s Repatha, work in a different way and lower cholesterol much more. Patients give themselves shots of the medicine once or twice a month. The drugs have been sold since 2015 but cost more than $14,000 a year, and insurers have balked at paying without proof that they reduce health problems, not just the cholesterol number.Last year, a study showed Repatha cut heart problems but did not improve survival. The new study tested the rival drug, Praluent, for a longer time and in patients at higher risk — nearly 19,000 people who in the previous year had a heart attack or chest pain serious enough to put them in the hospital.All had LDL over 70 despite maximum statin use. Half were given Praluent and the rest, dummy shots. Praluent was started at a lower dose and increased if LDL did not drop below 50.After nearly three years, 9.5 percent of those on Praluent and 11.1 percent of those on dummy medicine had suffered a heart attack, stroke, heart-related death or serious chest pain; 3.5 percent on Praluent and 4.1 percent on dummy medicine died.That worked out to a 15 percent lower risk with Praluent. Benefits were greater for those whose LDL was 100 or more at the start of the study. The drug had no major safety issues.WHAT DOCTORS SAY“We need to reset our expectations” and realize that benefits for any new drug are going to be fairly small when added to already good treatments such as statins, said Dr. Jeffrey Kuvin, conference leader and cardiology chief at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The new drugs clearly help people at high risk and are not aimed at people at low risk, such as those who have high cholesterol but have never had a heart attack, he said.“I’ve been unconvinced” of the drugs’ benefits but now may prescribe them for certain very high risk patients, saidDuke University cardiologist Dr. Christopher Granger. But preventing fewer than one heart problem a year at the drug’s current price is not cost-effective, he said.PRESSURE ON PRICEAn independent group, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, on Saturday released a new range for what Praluent should cost, based on the new results — $2,300 to $3,400 per year for people like those in the study. A price of $4,500 to $8,000 per year would be justified for patients at higher risk, with LDL over 100.From 300,000 to 400,000 people in the U.S. each year fall in that second category. Praluent’s makers say they will aim for those price ranges for insurers that remove barriers to coverage for people at the highest risk.
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