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‘Tech angel’ to help retirees tap into digital age

first_imgAveo NewsteadAveo Newstead’s newest residents, who were welcomed on June 1, will have access to their own “tech angel” in what is reportedly a retirement living first.Unique to Aveo Newstead, residents have access to a tech bar complete with a staff member on-hand to help navigate those in need of support. This includes anything from setting up their Google Home to configuring smart TVs and personal devices, with learning programs available to all. Mr Grady said the premier location and the integrated care solution were attributed to the project’s success. “Aveo Newstead has been our most successful off-the-plan development to date. The significant level of inquiry has been driven by the fact we are placed within one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs,” he said.“We are attracting interest from interstate with prospective residents coming from Melbourne and Canberra to see just how special this community really is. The total community areas span almost 3681 sq m with panoramic city skyline views from the rooftop lounge on Level 19, floor to ceiling glass private dining room and lounge to the largest community recreational landscaped terraces in Brisbane. Seniors are embracing technology at a rapid pace, which is why we want to ensure our residents can enjoy the many benefits of the ever-changing digital game.” Apartments have zero-step-flush thresholds, gourmet kitchens and spacious bathrooms. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoInside Aveo NewsteadAveo CEO Geoff Grady said the $250 million development had taken more than 800 inquiries and more than $40 million in sales off the plan, as a new generation of retirees looked to settle in Brisbane’s first integrated vertical retirement community.Set in the Gasworks precinct, seniors have gravitated to Aveo Newstead, which features 144 one, two and three bedroom apartments including eight penthouses, plus 154 aged care beds and apartments.last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Ministry of Health holds workshop to facilitate the integration of mental health services into the Primary Health Care Services.

first_img Tweet HealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health holds workshop to facilitate the integration of mental health services into the Primary Health Care Services. by: – July 4, 2011 Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 16 Views   no discussions Photo credit: stopform.comThe Ministry of Health in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, the Pan American Health Organisation and Mc Gill University of Canada will convene a two- day workshop on Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Health Care Services in Dominica. The workshop will run from Tuesday July 05 to Wednesday July 06, 20011 at the Public Service Training Centre.The main objective of the workshop is to improve the abilities of Primary Health Care (PHC) physicians to care for patients with mental health problems that could be managed by non-specialized Primary Health Care servicesThe health professionals will be trained:I. To implement the concept of ‘wholeness’ of care i.e. managing patients’ physical and mental health needs simultaneously, as a means of lowering barriers to mental health care in Primary Health care.II. To evaluate the actual and desired mechanisms for mental health consultations, referrals and support, which PHC physicians would access, while simultaneously defining better those mental health problems that could be management within PHC settings andIII. To aid in the establishment of appropriate lines of consultation, supervision, referral and support between primary and secondary care settings for mental health problemsThe workshop will be facilitated by Psychiatrist Consultant Dr. Griffin Benjamin and Drs’ Aileen Standard Goldson and Dr Wendel Abel of the University of the West Indies.Press ReleaseMinistry of Health Promotion Resource Centrelast_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Ben Utecht

first_imgBen Utecht retired from the Cincinnati Bengals a couple years ago.  He was a member of the 2006 Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts.  The Colts released him in 2009 because of the concussions he suffered while playing for them.  The Bengals gave him a try, but it didn’t work out.The 35-year old has 3 daughters and now spends his time writing songs about his family.  He wants to make sure that if he succumbs to the same fate as several other NFL veterans, his family will still remember him.  What he is afraid of is CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis).  This is a form of dementia directly related to concussions.  Ben suffered his first concussion while playing Middle School football in Minnesota.  At this time, he shows no signs of any lasting brain injury.  This is why there is such an emphasis on not allowing an athlete to play until they show no signs of the concussion.  These rules were not in place when Ben was playing.last_img read more


September 24, 2020 0

Mike Tyson feels ‘unstoppable’, set ‘to go war again’

first_img Tyson has denied reports he has been offered $1 million to return to the ring against two-time Rugby union World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams. But has been subject to a flurry of offers that stretch from bare-knuckle fighting for big bucks to Tyson Fury’s dad John, who has called him out in an x-rated video message. Coincidentally, Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s old rival and the man whose ear he chomped into back in 1997, is also returning to the ring for some exhibition matches. And despite beating Tyson twice already, he’s expressed his interesting in mixing up again but for a good cause. “I’ve already done what I wanted to do in my career and have been the best that I could be. If it wasn’t for charity, I wouldn’t fight Tyson,” Holyfield told Boxing Scene. “I don’t look at it as being a winner in this fight. This is a charity event helping our foundations. The thing is knowing what you’re doing it for. Mike Tyson feels the same as he was in his prime years as he prepares to make a stunning boxing comeback. The 53-year old looks in incredible shape on the pads and has revealed he is training for “three or four- round” exhibitions for some charities”. “That’s all I’ve been doing, getting into shape,’ Tyson said on a #PlayApartTogether live stream on Facebook. “I feel unstoppable now. I feel the same [as when I was in my prime] again. The gods of war ignited my ego and want me to go to war again. Read Also: Wenger predicts who will succeed Ronaldo, Messi as world’s best “I’m not afraid of [Tyson] or anything like that, as long as it works for both of us [financially]. “I wouldn’t ask for him to do it if he didn’t want to. He’d have to ask me. It’s like being the bully, I already beat him twice.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Having ended his career in disappointing fashion with three defeats in his last four fights, Tyson now feels back to his best physically and wants to help those struggling with addiction and homelessness as part of his return.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Geek Movies Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth “Imagine if I went out there and fought and I could help all these people we talked about.”last_img read more


September 24, 2020 0

All-Star drivers add to lengthy list of IMCA accomplishments

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (July 28) – The first 15 IMCA Modified drivers elected to start the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bring an already lengthy list of accomplishments to the IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Two-time defending race winner Jimmy Gustin, 2012 winner Jordan Grabouski and 2014 winner Kyle Strickler are among that elite group, announced this afternoon.Defending Super Nationals champion Ricky Thornton Jr. was the top vote getter. He’ll be joined in rep­resenting the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region by Ethan Dotson and Ricky Alvarado.Current national points leader William Gould, Dean Abbey and Matt Guillaume make the trip to Boone Speedway for the Sept. 8 event from the Razor Chassis South Central Region.Grabouski, the two-time and defending national champion, is joined by back-to-back Kupper Chevro­let Dakota Classic Tour champion Hunter Marriott and tour runner-up Johnny Scott out of the Jet Racing Central Region.Jimmy Gustin, current Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour point leader Kelly Shryock and Richie Gustin all advance from the Side Biter Chassis North Central Region.Strickler, A.J. Ward and Will Ward represent the Dirt Works Eastern Region.All 15 have been contacted by IMCA and confirmed that they would compete at Super Nationals.“There’s a very good reason why we call this the All-Star race. These 15 drivers are among the best in IMCA and nation-wide,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “The career accomplishments they bring to this event are nothing less than amazing.”Grabouski and Gould both list IMCA national championships on their resumes while Abbey is a two-time Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national king. Shryock owns 11 na­tional USMS plaques.Both Gustins, Thornton and Strickler boast Super National championships. Guillaume, who moved to the Modified division after a stellar Stock Car career, and A.J. Ward are defending re­gional champions.Grabouski, Thornton, Gould and Jimmy Gustin have all won 100-plus IMCA Modified features while Alvarado goes into this weekend with 99 career checkers. Guillaume topped the 100-win mark in the I-Stocks.Like Marriott, Scott was not afraid to travel and was rewarded with considerable special event success. A former Harris Clash winner, Dotson racked up ballot qualifying wins in his home state of California and on the Wild West Shootout Tour.Will Ward continues to build on a banner 2016 campaign that culminated in the New York State crown.Scott and Guillaume will both make their first career starts in the Friday night show at Boone. On the other end of the All-Star spectrum are Jimmy Gustin, in for the sixth time, and Grabouski, Gould, Thornton and Strickler, all elected for the fifth time.Alvarado, Richie Gustin and A.J. Ward each start their fourth All-Star race while Shryock, Marriott and Abbey were all elected for the third time.Dotson and Will Ward are two-time All-Stars.The first round of All-Star voting ended on Thursday. Another 13 All-Stars will be elected from the pool of 116 candidates remaining via balloting that runs July 31-Aug. 3Completing the starting grid of 30 will be All-Star candidates with the top national point to­tal and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 31 competing at Super Nationals.last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

H2O Hoosier Hills Otters Swim Team News

first_imgIt’s Swimming Championship Month for the Hoosier Hill Otters (H2O) swim team.6 local swimmers will be representing the H2O (Hoosier Hill Otters) swim team. Located in Madison, IN and coached by Batesville native John Schutte.  “With the successes of our local high school programs this season, we now turn our attention to the foundation of those programs, the club team,” said H2O head coach John Schutte. “H2O continues to grow as one of the premier programs in Southeastern Indiana.  H2O has always had a strong showing at the Divisional and State Championship swim meet and this season will be no exception. We are proud of all our athletes who are committed to swimming and improving their skills throughout the year.  Work hard and good things will happen…their hard work has paid off! We encourage our athletes to set goals, make plans, and ruthlessly work their butt’s off to achieve their goals.  This work ethic does much more than create unstoppable swimmers…it creates remarkable kids. We are proud to have 29 athletes in attendance this season at the Divisional swim meet, and 16 athletes who will be participating at the Age-Group and Senior State meet.” The swim season at H20  starts in October and ends February unless you qualify for Championship month in  March. Practices are normally held on Monday-Wednesday-Thursday, occasionally Saturday mornings for about 2 hours.  Qualifying Times must be achieved from Friday, March 1, 2019 thru late entry deadline Friday, March 6. Swimmers who have qualifying state times in any event are not allowed to swim at the divisional championships. Swimmers must scratch down to 6 events for the entire meet plus relays.  No more than 3 individual events per day.  The meet will be run in Modified Championship Meet Format with preliminaries, consolation finals, and finals for the 12 & U and 14 & U and Open age groups.  SWIMMERS:Boys 13-14 age group:Charlie Farlow (14)- Versailles200 yard  IM, 100 yard butterfly, 100 yard backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 and 200 freestyleEvan Eaglin (14)- Friendship200 yard IM, 100 yard butterfly, 50,100 and 200 freestyle Girls 9-10 age group:Alejandra Schutte (10)- Sunman200 yard Individual Medley (IM), 50 and 100 yard backstroke, 50 and 100 yard breaststroke, 50,100 and 200 yard freestyle Boys 11-12 age group:Santiago Schutte (12)- Sunman100 yard breaststrokeNash King (11)- Batesville50 and 100 yard backstroke, 50 and 100 yard breaststroke, 100 and 200 freestyle yard Boys 9-10 age group:Madden Owens (10)- Batesville50 and 100 yard breaststroke “Alejandra and Santiago had taken a 4 month break from swim to pursue other interests and to have both come back this season to qualifying state and divisional swim times is really impressive. It’s not easy to come back from a break and swim the way they have been.”“Nash moved up this season to the 11-12 age group and within his first year has shown what a talented swimmer he is. It’s such a big adjustment when kids move up an age group but Nash has been able to adjust and make divisionals as well as state times.”“This is Madden’s first year swimming H2O and first time making divisionals. He’s come along way this season. He’s worked hard, set his goals and was very determined to make divisional qualifying times and hoping for a qualifying state time this weekend.”“Charlie, who will be attending Oldenburg Academy next school year, has really grown into a talented swimmer. The 13-14 boys age group is a very competitive group with fast qualifying times and Charlie has adjusted really well.”“Evan has been working very hard all season, with his mother Stacey as swimming head coach for both South Ripley’s  High School and Junior High swim team, it’s no wonder why he has done an amazing job this season”. “It’s exciting and a great accomplishment for these swimmers to make divisional and state qualifying times. It’s rewarding for them to be able to swim at this level of competition because it shows the hard work they put into practices all season.”  GOOD LUCK TO ALL SWIMMERS DURING CHAMPIONSHIP MONTH!last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

Trio return to boost Hammers

first_imgWest Ham will be boosted by the return of influential trio Kevin Nolan, James Collins and Joey O’Brien for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Allardyce believes Palace boss Tony Pulis’ homespun experience puts him squarely in the running for the Premier League Manager of the Year award. Allardyce hailed Pulis’ unfashionable background and approach, that has dragged the Eagles to likely Premier League safety. On Saturday, Allardyce is keen to spoil Pulis’ party after the visitors reached the highly-coveted 40-point mark with their superlative midweek win at Everton. “I think that it says a lot for the experienced British manager,” Allardyce told West Ham’s official website, of Pulis’ Palace transformation. “It tells you that while a lot of foreign coaches have been selected by other clubs, there’s enough quality and experience on your doorstep to do the job in this very difficult league. “I think that he has proven beyond any question of a doubt his qualities as a manager. “Contrary to what anyone says, his team does not play like his Stoke team did. “There are some similarities, but he has a bunch of players who are different to the ones he had at Stoke and he gets the best out of them. Press Association “That’s all you can do as a manager, work with the tools you’ve got and get the best out of them. “Certainly he’s doing that at the moment.” Allardyce said he hopes the former Stoke boss will not suffer for not managing at the top end of the league when it comes to the awards season. More pressing for the Hammers boss is the chance to ruin Pulis’ feel-good factor at Palace, and send his own side up to the prized 40-point supposed safety mark this weekend too. “It depends really,” said Allardyce, musing on Pulis’ chances of being crowned Manager of the Year. “I think that fashionably it’ll be somebody at the top, but we’ll have to wait and see. “What I want to do is make Tony very disappointed on Saturday. They’ve overtaken us in the league, they’ve got 40 points and we want to make sure by the end of the game on Saturday that we’ve got 40 points as well. “Then we can really start our planning for next year. “He’s done a great job and he should get the credit he deserves, but we’ll be all out to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday. “It’s another local derby and one that we’ve got to try and win for everybody, including our fans of course.” However, such recognition is not overly-important to Pulis. The Welshman has overseen a remarkable transformation since coming in as Ian Holloway’s successor in November. Palace had just seven points to their name and looked relegation certainties yet now, five months on, they are within reach of a top-10 finish. Wednesday’s 3-2 shock win at Everton moved them to 40 points and almost certain safety, leading to growing calls for Pulis to be named Manager of the Year. “That’s for other people to decide,” the Palace boss said when asked about it. “It doesn’t make any difference [to me]. “Accolades come and go – I think the most important thing is that you enjoy your job, that you take and glean what you need to out of the job you are doing. “I enjoy being a manager, I enjoy coaching. I don’t like being in rooms, I’d rather be out there on the training field. “I think if I could do that every day for the next 10 to 15 years, I’d be absolutely delighted. I won’t but I would enjoy it.” On Saturday’s trip to Upton Park, Pulis added: “We know it is going to be a tough game. “I’ve got tremendous respect for Sam and for West Ham United Football Club, a fabulous football club with great tradition. “I love going to Upton Park. The fans are very, very close to the pitch, there is always a great atmosphere there so it is a tough game for us.” Marouane Chamakh, Joel Ward and Yannick Bolasie face late fitness tests for Palace. O’Brien is back after a dislocated shoulder, while Hammers boss Sam Allardyce can call on midfielder Nolan, fit again after hamstring trouble, and defender Collins (calf). The Hammers have lost their last two games following defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal. last_img read more


September 21, 2020 0

Fletcher’s career-best delivers series win for Windies Women

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Afy Fletcher’s career-best five-wicket haul was enough to help West Indies Women to a comfortable 47-run win in the second Twenty20 International here Saturday night, and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.The 30-year-old leg-spinner grabbed five for 13 as Sri Lanka Women, set a difficult 155 for victory at Coolidge Cricket Ground, were bundled out for 107 in the final over, to remain winless on tour.Off-spinner Hayley Matthews claimed two for 25 with only Chamari Atapattu, who top-scored with 30 and opener Yasoda Mendis, 22, showing any resistance.Opting to bat first, the World champions rallied to 154 for six off their 20 overs, behind captain Stafanie Taylor’s 49 and Deandra Dottin’s 27.Kycia Knight chipped in with an unbeaten 23 while Britney Cooper also got 23.Left-arm spinner Inoka Ranaweera extended her decent form, claiming her third straight brace with two for 27.Windies Women started poorly when they lost Matthews without scoring to the third ball of the game without a run on the board but Taylor anchored two successive productive stands to repair the innings.Firstly, she put on 45 for the second wicket with Dottin who stroked four fours in a 19-ball cameo before adding a further 49 for the third wicket with Kycia Knight who proved more patient in a 29-ball innings.Taylor had struck four fours and a six off 41 balls when she was third out and former skipper Merissa Aguilleira followed seven balls later for five, leaving the hosts 105 for four in the 15th over.However, Cooper arrived to lash four fours off 17 balls in adding 30 with Kycia Knight for the fifth wicket, to reinvgorate the innings.Sri Lanka Women made a bright start to their run chase with Mendis and Nipuni Hansika (6) putting on 33 from 26 deliveries to threaten briefly.They fell in successive overs to leave the score on 42 for two in the sixth over and when Dilani Manodara (11) became the second of three run out casualties of the innings at 60 for three in the eighth over, Sri Lanka were tottering.Atapattu combined with wicketkeeper Rebeca Vandort (14) to post 25 for the fourth wicket but once the partnership was broken, the last six wickets crashed for 16 runs as Fletcher scythed through the lower order.The final game was played last night at the same venue.last_img read more


September 19, 2020 0

Tennis bodies set up fund to support players

first_imgBy Russell FullerTENNISs’ governing bodies have confirmed the creation of a Player Relief programme to support players affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The fund, which is already worth at least $6m (£4.8m), will target around 800 singles and doubles players from the ATP and WTA Tours.The figure is likely to rise as donations from players, including Briton Andy Murray, will also be added.Novak Djokovic has been campaigning for all of the men’s top 100 to donate.The programme has been set up by the men’s ATP, the Women’s Tennis Association, the International Tennis Federation and the sport’s four Grand Slams – the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.The ATP and the WTA will administer the distribution of the money, with eligibility determined by both a player’s ranking and previous earnings.The fund will be split equally between men and women.World number one Djokovic – as president of the ATP Player Council, and in collaboration with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – had initially hoped the top male players would contribute to a separate $1m fund for men ranked outside the top 250.But he admitted it was difficult to “pressure players into giving money, whatever their ranking is”.Dominic Thiem, who was runner-up to Djokovic in this year’s Australian Open, had expressed his reservations.“I’ve seen players on the ITF Tour who don’t commit to the sport 100%. Many of them are quite unprofessional. I don’t see why I should give them money,” he told the Austrian newspaper Krone.Now players can make donations directly to the Player Relief programme, and the fund will further benefit from auctions and virtual tennis tournaments.When Murray won last week’s Virtual Madrid Open, he donated half of his prize money to the NHS, and the other half to the fund.In an interview on CNN on Friday, he explained why the money is so important and how more could be raised.“Hopefully, in a few months’ time there might be some events we can put on as well to help raise some more money for those players, as they will be the ones feeling it the most just now,” he said.“The players ranked in that ranking bracket will also be the future of our sport. There will be some young players coming through just now that will go on to be Grand Slam champions, and the number one and top 10 players in the world, so it’s important that we try and support those players just now in any way we can.”Professional tennis is suspended until at least 13 July, and a decision is expected next week about the European clay-court tournaments which take place in the three weeks to follow.It seems inevitable all will be cancelled because government restrictions on large-scale gatherings remain in place in virtually all of the countries in question.The US Tennis Association will then decide in June whether the US Open can go ahead in New York from 31 August.(BBC Sport).last_img read more


September 18, 2020 0

May-Treanor joins USC coaching ranks

first_imgFor a program still in its infant stage, the USC women’s sand volleyball program has made a significant impact in its brief two-year history. Though on-field results have been positive, they pale in comparison to Tuesday’s announcement that three-time Olympic gold medalist and beach volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor will be joining the program as a volunteer assistant coach.As May-Treanor is one of the most decorated beach volleyball players of all time, USC head coach Anna Collier and the rest of the team are ecstatic to have her as part of their on-the-rise program, which will be entering its third season of competitive play this spring.“Misty has a great work ethic both on and off the court,” Collier said in a statement. “She will bring that same ethic to the team, which will enable our student athletes to see the kind of hard work it takes to become a top sand volleyball player. USC and the sand volleyball team are extremely privileged to add such a valuable asset to our coaching staff. I believe it’s just going to elevate our team to another level and make us a national contender.”May-Treanor comes to USC after winning three gold medals in beach volleyball with her long-time partner Kerri Walsh-Jennings. The duo became the first-ever to three-peat in the sport. She also holds several other records, including the most women’s tournament victories, most women’s career earnings and most women’s international wins.Perhaps her most outstanding accomplishment is the 90-match winning streak she held with Walsh-Jennings in 2004 en route to winning gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics without losing a single set.“I am really excited to be joining the USC sand volleyball program and its tremendous coaching staff this year,” May-Treanor said. “I can’t wait to learn from coach Anna Collier and to help bring a championship to the university. I am truly looking forward to working with these great student athletes and hope to aid in pushing them to that next level.”This is also a homecoming of sorts for the four-time AVP Most Valuable Player Award winner, who attended Long Beach State and Newport Harbor High School, where she led her teams to national and state titles, respectively.May-Treanor will look to help take the team beyond their No. 4 final ranking and AVCA semifinal exit from last season. Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0