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first_img Read Full Story Nearly half (48 percent) of firearm retailers in New Hampshire displayed materials from a firearm suicide prevention campaign generated by a coalition of gun owners and public health professionals, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. It is the first collaboration between firearm retailers and public health professionals around suicide prevention.The study appeared online October 28, 2014 in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.Following a spate of suicides in 2009 in New Hampshire involving recently-purchased firearms, the New Hampshire Firearm Safety Coalition initiated a study of the problem and discussed ways in which it could be addressed. Composed of firearms retailers, other firearms rights advocates, and suicide prevention experts, the coalition identified all commercial firearm retailers in the state and conducted structured interviews to discuss the role of firearm access in suicide prevention and obtain input on draft campaign materials.Packets of final campaign materials for both firearm retailers (providing tips to reduce the odds of selling a firearm to someone who may be suicidal) and their customers (encouraging customers to consider off-site storage if someone at home is suicidal) were mailed to all firearm retailers, and stores were visited unannounced six months later to assess their response to the packets.last_img read more

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has ruled out a return to the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.The singer recently met with a producer from the show and she mentioned that he might want to do the Christmas Special.But Daniel told her “Do you want me to die on the spot?” Daniel was speaking on the Lorraine Show on UTV today.He told guest presenter Christine Lampard that doing the show was both the best and worst experiences of his life.He said “I would say to anybody that is asked to do it. I’ve been on stage all my life and yet on ‘Strictly’ I was just reduced to jelly every night.“When I watch it and think ‘These people have to walk down the steps now’. When I hear the song that we had to dance to on airplanes and in supermarkets I just stop when I hear it.” Daniel says he still keep in touch with other celebrities who appeared on the show with him.“We still have the What’s App group. We still have messages now and again. That was the greatest part for me – the people that I met and that includes the people backstage and the make-up people. It was just a great experience.“It was like the great escape. Usain Bolt and Mo Farah would not run as fast,” he laughed. Daniel – ‘I’d die if I had to do ‘Strictly’ again’! was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

first_imgMarcus Semien took the batter’s box with two outs and a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth — his American League-leading 17-game hitting streak on the line.There would be no late-inning walk-off glow this time; Semien grounded out, ending his hitting streak and the A’s four-game winning streak to cap a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. It was an ending in keeping with the mood of the day following Frankie Montas’ 80-game PED suspension.Here are three takeaways …last_img read more

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Reddish scored 16 of his 22 points after halftime and RJ Barrett added 13 for Duke, which won its eighth in a row despite shooting a season-low 37 percent from the field.Jordan Nwora had 23 points and Dwayne Sutton 15 for Louisville, which dropped its second straight. The Cardinals shot 42 percent, but just 9 of 24 in the second half.POLL IMPLICATIONSDuke continued its pursuit of the No. 1 spot with a gutsy rally. Louisville has work to do against Clemson if it wants to stay in the AP Top 25.BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils looked flat for 30 minutes and seemingly couldn’t make anything from the field. But they regrouped and came away with a strong, if ragged, follow-up to their win over Virginia. They were outrebounded 41-39 but came up with needed boards in the clutch.Louisville: Instead of bouncing back from a mistake-prone overtime loss at Florida State, the Cardinals are left wondering as they let one slip away. Seemingly in control for the first 10 minutes of the second half, they became tentative. They missed shots in the process and lost a chance to earn a signature win that could’ve strengthened their conference title hopes.UP NEXTDuke hosts North Carolina State on Saturday in the lone meeting between the Tobacco Road schools.Louisville hosts Clemson on Saturday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duke guard Jordan Goldwire, left, and forward Cam Reddish celebrate following the team’s 71-69 victory over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking tired and beaten while trailing Louisville by 23 points, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told his players they would win the game.Whether he believed it or not didn’t matter. The Blue Devils bought in and found their energy in the final 10 minutes to mount one of their biggest comebacks ever.ADVERTISEMENT Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping the No. 2 Blue Devils overcome a second-half deficit to beat the No. 16 Cardinals 71-69 on Tuesday night.“I think our mentality changed,” Reddish said. “We didn’t want to go home with a loss. We had to fight for Duke, just give it our all for the name on our chest.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAfter making 2 of 17 shots to open the second half, Duke (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got hot to make 9 of 13 and shut down the Cardinals over the final 9:54. Zion Williamson (27 points, 12 rebounds) ignored foul trouble and instead drew whistles in his favor, making 8 of 9 from the line before Reddish added a couple of 3s in between free throws — the last two of which followed an official review of a play under Duke’s basket.Christen Cunningham tried to tie it for Louisville (17-8, 8-4), but his jumper in the lane bounced off the rim and into Williamson’s hands as the final seconds ticked off. The Blue Devils celebrated loudly as they left the court after completing the second-biggest second-half comeback in program history. Wired to win: Wire fox terrier is Westminster best in show Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “It just took us playing hard,” Williamson told ESPN after the game. “They were playing harder than us. Louisville’s a very great team, but we just had to play harder than them.”Not even Coach K could grasp that rally.“I did think we could play better,” he said. “I was positive, but I don’t know, belief. … At that point, I may have been telling them a lie.”The ploy worked because the Blue Devils also clamped down defensively with a combination of press and 2-2-1 zone that forced 13 second-half turnovers and left the Cardinals forcing passes and shots.“Give Duke great credit. Their kids never quit,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “They battled, they turned us over what seemed like a thousand times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMourinho: Man Utd players physically fragileby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his players couldn’t physically cope with Liverpool on Sunday.Mourinho admits Liverpool were physically superior on the day.”We have lots of problems related to physicality,” said Mourinho.“We have lots of players that I could consider injury problems, because some of our players are always injured and it’s not with me – it was before me.“If you look to the stats with Mr Van Gaal and David, we had players that are permanently injured and, when you’re permanently injured, physicality is difficult to get.”Then there are qualities you cannot improve or make them have. Robertson, Mane, Salah, Wijnaldum, Keita, Fabinho, they are physical players and on top of that they are good technically.“I have lots of good players technically, but we don’t have that intensity or physicality.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgJoe Lunardi's hair looks suspect.Twitter/@RPreslanEvery year, ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi is tasked with putting together what he thinks will be the exact bracket that the NCAA selection committee will release on Selection Sunday. And given the Worldwide Leader’s influence, many fans take what he produces as fact. Sometimes it slips your mind that what he says isn’t actually official.To his credit, Lunardi has nailed all 68 (or 64, previously) teams a number of times. So how did he do in 2015? Well, Lunardi actually missed two teams this year. He had both Temple and Colorado State in the field, and omitted Indiana and UCLA. Of course, the Hoosiers and the Bruins were by far the most controversial inclusions this year.Lunardi got all four 1-seeds correct, and all four 2-seeds. He had Baylor as a 4-seed, with Maryland as a 3-seed, which in the real bracket, was reversed. Overall though, he did an incredible job. Almost every team in his field was within one seed line of where it actually wound up. Here’s his bracket. You can see the real NCAA Tournament bracket here. So yes, Joe Lunardi, is still good at his job. Now we just have to figure out what’s going on with his hair.last_img read more

The children’s section at the giant Consumer Electronics Show this week touted “innovations that enable 21st century kids to learn and play smarter than ever.​” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Gadgets for kids still big at tech show despite concerns (2018, January 12) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-gadgets-kids-big-tech.html The ZIB-Z Intelligent Robot for kids offering various functions including entertainment and education, including language translation, is seen at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show France-based Kolibree shows off a toothbrush that uses augmented reality and a smartphone application to make a game of children brushing their teeth during CES 2018 The electronics show has long featured devices for children, and exhibitors typically plan their displays and products many months in advance.But the show opened just amid fresh fears that too much technology may be harmful for children.In the United States, the nonprofit group Common Sense Media found 95 percent of US households have a mobile device in the home. Screen time has been shifting, the group said, from television to mobile devices.Earlier this week, two large shareholders urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and if intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health.The investors cited a recent study suggesting children are negatively distracted by digital technologies in the classroom.Apple, which is not present at CES but whose system is used by many app developers, said in a statement it “has always looked out for kids, and we work hard to create powerful products that inspire, entertain, and educate children while also helping parents protect them online.”At CES, Ahren Hoffmann of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, said determining how much technology to use for kids is “all about balance.””We want to make sure that our kids today are both getting outside and play, and that they are playing with traditional toys, that they’re playing board games, but they’re also using iPads and tech toys, and learning about coding and other things that are happening in the world around us today,” she told AFP at the show. The timing may have been unfortunate following revived concerns of the dangers of too much technology for young children.But as the debate swirled, exhibitors at the Las Vegas extravaganza sought to showcase devices aimed at health, education and entertainment for youngsters, including educational robots.Pai Technology introduced its interactive storybooks for children, which use virtual reality and according to its website “encourages a love of reading” and offers “thoughtful stories.”Amy Braun, marketing director for the group, acknowledged concerns about kids and technology but said these devices still have value.”Technology is here to stay, and it’s important to expose our children to technology but in beneficial ways,” she said.”We really focus on making sure that the time that we put it in front of our children is all about learning and development. And it’s not either or.”Braun said parents must decide on appropriate limits for screen exposure and other technology usage.Chinese startup Dragon Touch unveiled its colorful tablet computer aimed at kids between three and six years old, with educational apps and parental controls.Dragon Touch’s Lei Guo said the tablets may be valuable but also suggested parents supervise their use.​”I really don’t want my kids to spend too much time on the internet,” he said.”So that’s why we also have the parent control mode, so that the parents can set a time, for example maybe 30 minutes per day.” Screen time before bed linked with less sleep, higher BMIs in kids © 2018 AFP Augmented reality toothbrushAn augmented reality toothbrush meanwhile introduced by French startup Kolibree allows children to look at a smartphone or tablet screen to motivate and educate them about oral hygiene.”With image analysis, the application detects the brushing motion,” Kolibree’s Leonie Williamson. The device makes brushing a game, enabling kids to earn points by holding and using the toothbrush correctly.Williamson said the toothbrush would not be a big contributor to too much screen time for kids: “It’s just three brushings of two minutes each day.” Explore further read more

Enormous salary expectations—driven by the Bay Area’s soaring cost of living and competition from well-paying giants such as Google and Facebook—have made it too expensive for a growing number of local startups to recruit employees here. Others say the workers they do have want to leave, frustrated by their inability to buy a home as the region grapples with a chronic housing shortage.Now local startups increasingly are opening satellite operations in cheaper markets—no longer expecting all their employees to congregate in one Silicon Valley office for work, free food and ping-pong. It’s a cultural shift shaking up the startup eco-system that has long been credited with powering Silicon Valley’s iconic tech industry.”As we’ve been looking to hire, we’re running into the same issue that everyone else is running into—in that the Bay Area is broken,” said Michael Dougherty, co-founder and CEO of San Mateo, Calif.-based advertising tech startup Jelli.Jelli, founded in 2009, opened a satellite office last June in Boise, Idaho, where Dougherty says average salaries are about a third lower than the Bay Area. The startup has 10 people in the office so far and plans to add another 30 or 40.”The community’s cool,” Dougherty said. “There’s a lot of really great folks there.”As with many startups that operate satellite offices outside Silicon Valley, Jelli’s 30 employees in San Mateo generally make more than their counterparts in Boise, Idaho. But the money goes farther in Boise.The median home value in Boise is $236,200—compared to $1.3 million in San Francisco, $1.1 million in San Jose and $755,600 in Oakland, according to Zillow.San Francisco-based startup UrbanSitter, which runs an online platform for on-demand babysitters, recently started recruiting engineers in Portland, Oregon. About two years ago, one of their top engineers said he was moving to Portland because he wanted to a buy a home in the Bay Area and couldn’t. Not wanting to lose him, the company let him work remotely from his new home. The next year, two more UrbanSitter engineers announced within a week of one another that they, too, were moving to Portland in search of cheaper real estate. “We said, listen, maybe this is a huge opportunity for us,” UrbanSitter co-founder CEO Lynn Perkins said. “Maybe we should open an office in Portland.”UrbanSitter now has four engineers in a WeWork space in Portland—about a third of its engineering team. The company invested in Zoom video conferencing technology to bridge the 600-mile gap between the two offices and tries to share the fun events that have come to be synonymous with startup culture. Workers in Portland and San Francisco connect via video chat for lunches, happy hour drinks with online trivia games, and even the occasional in-office yoga session.Those efforts help, but working in the satellite space isn’t the same as being in the main office, said UrbanSitter lead engineer Travis Dobbs, who moved from the Bay Area to Portland in October.”I would say there definitely is a small bit of longing,” he said. “You feel like you’re missing out a little bit on things that are happening in San Francisco.”Dobbs was fed up with renting a tiny, two-bedroom home in Berkeley with his wife, two kids and their dog. The family was so short on space that their son, now 1, slept in a room with Dobbs and his wife, and the dining room also served as the kids’ playroom and an office. Shortly after moving to Portland, the family bought a five-bedroom house for just over $700,000. Now the kids each have their own room and a yard to play in.Seeking talent outside the Bay Area is a major change, because Silicon Valley remains one of the world’s premier tech talent pools, said Chris Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of open-source artificial intelligence startup Skymind. From the company’s inception more than three years ago, Skymind’s founders decided they weren’t going to limit hiring to the San Francisco headquarters. Now about six of their 37 employees are in the Bay Area. They also have large engineering teams in Japan and the Ukraine and other workers scattered in Canada, Australia, Germany, India, Ohio, Tennessee and Los Angeles.Nicholson says not paying everyone Silicon Valley wages is saving the company millions annually—a sum that can make or break a fledgling startup.”It’s a painful decision to make,” he said, “but we did that to increase the likelihood of our survival as a company.”Remote working is becoming increasingly viable as Silicon Valley shifts its focus from hardware—and the silicon chips that gave the region its name—to software and app development, Nicholson said. Engineers can code from anywhere, and there’s no shipping costs associated with transporting their code around the globe.”Startups that decide to keep all their employees physically in one office in the Bay Area,” Nicholson said, “by default become vehicles that transfer cash from venture capitalists to Bay Area landlords.”Toni Schneider, a partner at San Francisco-based venture capital firm True Ventures, said nearly every company his team invests in has some remote workers—it’s become a “best practice” for a Silicon Valley startup. Schneider is the former CEO of Automattic, the company behind the WordPress blogging website, which started 12 years ago with a mostly remote team of employees who worked from home. Over time, Schneider said, Automattic began attracting tech talent who lived in the Bay Area but wanted to leave, and those who wanted to stay in the Bay Area but ditch their nasty commutes.”We never had a problem finding people,” Schneider said, “whereas every single startup in San Francisco, we ask them what their biggest problem is, and it’s always hiring. And that’s directly related to the cost of living.” Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops Citation: ‘The Bay Area is broken’: Why Silicon Valley startups are hiring elsewhere (2018, April 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-bay-area-broken-silicon-valley.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further Silicon Valley may be the world’s tech paradise, but it’s a hiring nightmare for many local startups now forced to venture from Portland to Boise in search of talent. ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. This document is subject to copyright. 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