first_imgSpeaking today after receiving a personal confirmation from the Area Manager of the HSE that the changes to the Standard Operating Procedure for NowDoc has been scrapped, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty said: “The statement released by the HSE this morning was ambiguous and suggested that the changes to the Standard Operating Procedure for NowDoc had not taken place.“After receiving the statement I spoke personally with the Area Manager of the HSE in order to receive clarification. During the conversation I received confirmation that the procedure had been in place but was now withdrawn and the normal operating procedure was in place.“In effect this means that the Doctor on call is now in a position to attend to emergency life threatening calls along with ambulance personnel and other emergency services. “While I am delighted that the HSE has reversed the introduction of the new procedure, which could have resulted in tragedy, I am disappointed that this change had been introduced in the first place without public knowledge or full consultation.“It is also fortunate that a serious incident did not occur in the county during the past 48 hours when these procedures had been in place.“I understand that discussions are ongoing with the National Ambulance Service in relation to the appropriate response procedures for emergency calls, which could result in changes to the procedures.“ I will be monitoring this situation closely to ensure that any changes introduced will be in the best interests of the patient. This reflects the personal commitment that I received from the HSE last year that the introduction of CareDoc would not change the quality of service offered to patients here.”TD DOHERTY WELCOMES NOWDOC U-TURN ON EMERGENCY CALLS was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:NowDocu-turnlast_img read more

Warriors-Wizards cheatsheet: Improved Wiz look to knock off champs

first_imgWizards Stock Report: A lot has changed since the last time these two teams matched up last October.-John Wall elected to … The Wizards are much improved since the last time they faced the Warriors. With the red-hot champs in town, the Wizards will try to derail Golden State’s winning ways.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup. When/Where: Capital One Arena, 5 p.m. (TNT)Wizards starting lineup: Jeff Green, Trevor Ariza, Thomas Bryant, Bradley Beal, Tomas Satoranskylast_img

Rumors: Nexus 7, New Android Version Coming Next Week

first_imgA new Nexus 7 tablet is on its way to market very soon, if the signs and portents on the Internet are right. Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Asus#Nexus#now AndroidCentral has posted pictures and video of what could be the new device in the Nexus family. The 7-inch device, which was running Android 4.3, featured a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front and a 5 MP camera in the rear, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. It is not clear whether these images are showing an actual production unit or a prototype.The tablet will at least have a 32GB versions, and according to Engadget, the retail price for that 32GB model may be $269.99.The timing on the release of this device, based on Engadget’s sources and an invitation-only Google event in San Francisco on July 24, would seem to point to a release of this device sometime next week.See also Google’s Next Nexus Is Nowhere In SightThe event may also be the release announcement of Android 4.3, which is stirred up by the resurgence of Android 4.3 videos this week.Lead image courtesy of Dan Rowinski. “Nexus 7” image from AndroidCentral. readwrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

What We Didn’t Get At Apple’s iPhone Event

first_imgTags:#Apple#Apple TV#iPad#iphone 5C#iPhone 5S#iWatch#Mac OS X We waited a long time for Apple to announce its first major products of the year. And then we got two: the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, plus the official launch of iOS 7. But Apple sells way more than iPhones, but didn’t have a lot to say about its other products. Here’s what Apple didn’t announce today that we might see later this year or early in 2014.The iWatchApple hasn’t ever confirmed that it’s working on a smartwatch, long rumored to be called the iWatch. But many pundits believe it is, and thought Samsung hoped to get a jump on Apple in the smartwatch category by a week when it announced the Galaxy Gear last week at IFA in Berlin.Coming into today’s iPhone 5S/5C announcement, no rumors abounded about the so-called iWatch. It is fairly rare these days for Apple to announce a product without a massive rumor mill grinding away. So it wasn’t a huge surprise that Apple didn’t officially enter the “arm race” today.Best guess for the iWatch: The first or second quarter of 2014.New iPadsApple likes to keep most of its major device announcements independent of one other. Given that Apple hasn’t announced a major new product in some time—outside of some computer refreshes at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June—many people expected that today would be a multi-product announcement. One more thing? No, there is no one more thing.That’s fine, though, because it sets Apple up for a big fall with more products theoretically coming down the pipeline. The next most likely on the agenda are new versions of the iPad and iPad Mini. We will likely see the A7 chip come to the iPad while the Mini might get Retina Display.Best guess for new iPads: The end of October this year.New iPodsThe iPod is technically an iOS device (the same operating system that runs the iPad and iPhone), so it was reasonable to think that Apple would throw in a new iPod Touch while announcing the new iPhones. Didn’t happen this year. The iPod is no longer a major product for Apple and no longer warrants its own event or really anything more than a quiet press release (if that) sometime in the middle of the year. Apple last announced new iPods in May this year and didn’t need to refresh the lineup this year for the holiday shopping season.Best guess for new iPods: Sometime before Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2014, perhaps late May or early June. Apple TVApple just went through an entire presentation and didn’t mention its Apple TV product once. The longer Apple plays possum with the Apple TV, the more people will start to think it doesn’t care all that much about the television realm.Apple didn’t announce a refresh (hardware or software) to its Apple TV set top box today, nor did it even remotely hint that it may (or may not) eventually build its own actual television set. Apple TV wasn’t mentioned during the brief rundown of iOS 7 that preceded the announcement of the new iPhones at today’s announcement. The television is certainly a second class citizen for Apple at this point.New MacBooks or iMacs or Mac OS XApple usually doesn’t mix announcements of its mobile and PC products outside of developer issues at WWDC. Today was no exception. The Mac Pro is still coming down the product pipeline and the MacBooks that were announced at WWDC in June are still in line. Apple also did not mention Mac OS X, the operating system that runs its computers. The new version of OS X, Mavericks, will be released later this fall. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

How to Produce Results Faster

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now There are two strategies for producing results faster. One of these strategies is highly effective and certain to produce results. The other strategy doesn’t provide either the result or the certainty, even if it is more attractive to many.The Promise of Hard WorkThe proven way to produce any result faster is to do the work that produces that results consistently over time. Just doing the work by itself does not speed up the results, especially when work is done poorly and sporadically. Success in any endeavor is more like an auditor who measures your effort to determine when you have paid the price to have what you want. Anything done poorly is discounted, and anything done occasionally isn’t noticed.Many find the price they would have to pay for faster results is higher than expected, and they seek a way to have they want without having to pay the price. They look for shortcuts that allow them to buy success.Success in Seven Minutes and Other LiesThere are people who will sell you the idea that you can have the results you want now without having to do the work, and without having to stack up small, incremental gains over time. There are some who are easily seduced by the idea that there is a way they can get what they want without the effort, the struggle, and the time. They desperately want to believe the lie that they can have what they want in seven minutes.When the quick fix doesn’t work, instead of committing to doing the work, they move on to the next promise of instant results. At some point, they give up on wanting the result altogether.Faster Now Means Starting a Long Time AgoIt’s difficult to sell the promise of disciplined effort over time. It’s especially challenging when contrasted against the promise of instant results now with no effort required.If what you want is important, producing results faster now would require that you started sometime in the past and sustained the effort over time. This is not a possibility, unless you have a time machine (which is more likely than the effectiveness of any “instant results” solution). The second-best option is to do the work now, and to do it so consistently, that you start stacking up the results you want.Are you doing the work? Are you consistent in the quality and the frequency of your effort?last_img read more

Vertebra, cervical (neck)

first_imgThese are the seven bones of the neck, called the cervical vertebra. The top bone, seen on the right of this picture, is called the atlas, and is where the head attaches to the neck. The second bone is called the axis, upon which the head and atlas rotate. The vertebra are numbered from one to seven from the atlas down, and are referred to as C1, C2, C3, etc.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img