Watch: Dylan Murray astounds fans with his version of classic card trick

first_imgIreland’s Dynamo has released his latest magic video, in which he performs his version of the classic trick called 673 King Street.Dylan Murray from Burtonport has astounded people with his videos of unbelievable magic tricks and illusions which are seemingly unexplainable.673 King Street requires incredible shuffling and sleight of hand skills. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Dylan said; “this was the very first trick I performed online and that’s where it began a year ago.”“I am now performing mentalism also – the summer is going to be a very busy time!”To keep up to date with Dylan you can like his Facebook page.Watch: Dylan Murray astounds fans with his version of classic card trick was last modified: April 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:673 king streetCard TrickDylan Murrayvideolast_img read more

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Diabetes Facts. Epidemic Proportions!

first_imgWhat can Dietitians and health care providers do to help with this epidemic?Tune into the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness webinar New Medications for Type 2 Diabetes Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00 am EST.References:Statistics about Diabetes.  Data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014 http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?referrer=https://www.google.com/http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/statisticshttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs312/en/Diabetes Prevention Program This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn. by Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDNDiabetes in the United States infographic from the CDCNow let’s turn to another chronic disease which is becoming an epidemic in the United States (U.S.) and around the world: type 2 diabetes.  Here are some facts:In the United States, 29.1 million people have diabetes, 8.1 million of whom may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. There have been 1.7 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed in U.S. adults in 2012, and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise.  Type 2 diabetes is not only on the rise in the U.S. but all over the world.  In 2013 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported there were more the 382 million people in the world living with diabetes.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the 90% of people with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes.  Even though the risk of type 2 diabetes increases with age, the number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is increasing due to a growing number of overweight youth. Men have a slightly increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared to women which appears to be more related to lifestyle factors and body weight than gender.Pre-diabetes is also on the rise.  Most people develop “pre-diabetes” before developing diabetes.  Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.  In 2012, 86 Million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes, up from 79 million in 2010.  Diabetes is now the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.What is the Cost of Diabetes?In 2012, $245 billion dollars was spent on diabetes.  Direct medical costs were $176 billion while $69 billion was spent on lost productivity.Can type 2 diabetes be prevented?Both type 2 diabetes and its side effects can often be prevented or delayed.  Up to 85 percent of complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be prevented, delayed, or effectively treated with regular visits to a health professional, appropriate monitoring and medication, and a healthy diet and lifestyle. Early identification of complications can help with intervention, education, and referral to a specialist if needed.The Diabetes Prevention Program found that weight loss and increased physical activity reduced the development of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent during a three-year study period. In those age 60 years or older, the reduction was 71 percent.Overweight individuals who lose even five to seven percent of their body weight can effectively prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.Regular checks and having healthy levels of blood cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar significantly reduces your risk of diabetes.The drug Metformin was found to reduce the risk of diabetes onset by 31 %  in ages 25 to 44 years and adults with a body mass index over 35, considered to be pre-diabetic.                  ComplicationsThe problems associated with type 2 diabetes are common and can be severe. Complications include heart disease, stroke, hypertension, blindness and eye problems, kidney disease, nervous system complications, amputations, dental disease, pregnancy complications, and mental health problems, such as depression.WHO states that 50 percent of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease, primarily heart disease and stroke.More than 71 percent of U.S. adults with diabetes had hypertension or reported using medication to treat hypertension.There were 7,686 cases of diabetic retinopathy in the United States in 2010.Diabetes is the leading cause of newly diagnosed adult blindness in the United States.Diabetes was the primary cause of kidney failure in 44 percent of all new cases in 2011. It was also reported that 228,924 people began treatment for kidney failure due to diabetes.Seventy percent of diabetic adults suffer a loss of sensation in the extremities which may lead to amputations.  More than 60% of all non-traumatic amputations of lower limbs occur in people with diabetes.Approximately 73,000 lower-limb amputations were performed in diabetics age 20 and older.Uncontrolled gestational diabetes can increase the chance of birth defects, large babies, and other complications that can be dangerous to the baby and the mother.Individuals with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression as individuals without a diabetes diagnosis.Diabetics have twice the risk of death of any cause compared to individuals of the same age without diabetes.last_img read more

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The Truth About Why You’re Desperate

first_imgIf you are working on prospects that aren’t right for your company (and it’s business model), that don’t value what you do (or how you do it), you are making a mistake. And you’re making a mistake that will cost you your sales results.The reason that salespeople pursue prospects that should be disqualified is because they’re desperate. And nothing ruins your sales results like desperation.Your Business ModelIf your primary value proposition isn’t price, then selling to prospects to whom price is the most important factor is wrong.First, if price isn’t how you create value (and it likely isn’t), then you aren’t the right choice for these prospects—even if you can win their business. Second, and more important still, you destroy your business model by trying to serve clients that are unwilling to leave you enough profit to serve them well.It costs you time and energy better spent on your dream clients. And should you win these prospects, you either damage your company’s business model and reputation by underserving them (since they are unprofitable) or you disappoint them.If you are chasing prospects outside of your model, it’s because you are desperate. If you are desperate, it’s because you need to spend more time prospecting. You can’t protect and execute your business model if you are desperate.They Don’t Perceive ValueThere are some prospects for whom what you do—and how you do it—doesn’t create value. It may not have anything to do with price or your business model. You can spend a lot of time working on prospects that don’t value what you do, but it won’t make your number go up.When salespeople struggle to build their pipeline, and they decide their efforts would be better spent on some new vertical who might adopt what they sell—even though no one in that vertical buys any of what they sell presently. They try selling to people who don’t already buy what they sell. And the reason that these “prospects” don’t buy is that they don’t perceive value.If any of the “prospects” in your pipeline don’t presently buy what you sell, you want to rethink your plan.If you are chasing prospects that don’t perceive value in what you do, it’s because you are desperate. And if you are desperate, it’s because you need to spend more time prospecting. The fastest path to producing sales results is by calling on clients that already value what you sell, even if they are the most difficult with whom to open new opportunities.The Last WordTo a starving man, anything looks like a meal. When you are desperate, everybody looks like a prospect. Your time is better spent prospecting, learning to open relationships, and pursuing deals with your real dream clients.QuestionsWhen you get desperate, do you lower your standards?Have you ever arguing that you should win an account that really isn’t right for your company?Have you ever tried selling to prospects that don’t already buy what you sell because you thought it would be easier? That they wouldn’t all already have suppliers?How do you prevent from becoming desperate?last_img read more

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Why is Maharashtra reeling under drought?

first_imgWhat happened?At the end of October, the Maharashtra government declared drought in 151 taluks in 26 of 36 districts, mostly in the Marathwada region and in the north. Experts said rainfall had been below par in large swathes of the State and faulty water conservation methods had added to the problem.How serious is it?The total number of villages affected by the drought — though the government has not shared figures — is likely to be more than 10,000. With water levels dipping in many areas, the government said this week that it is seeking ₹7,000 crore in Central assistance for drought mitigation, including crop loans for farmers, transport of water and arranging fodder for animals. The first quarter of 2019 will be spent tackling drought, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told The Hindu. The Opposition has said the situation is worse than the 1972 drought, the worst in the history of the State since Independence. It has accused the government of working only from Twitter and losing touch with reality.Which area is worst hit?As of November 16, water storage in all dams stood at 55.25% of the total capacity. On the same day last year, the storage was 73.91%. The Marathwada division is the worst affected region, with the total water storage down to 22.17%, as against 68.34% last year. The Nashik division (in north Maharashtra), too, has witnessed a drop in water levels to 58.56% from 83.23% last year. In the week starting November 12, Maharashtra had deployed 680 water tankers, supplying to 565 villages and 1,113 hamlets. Last year, the number of tankers used was 89, supplying to 114 villages. In its 2018-19 report, the Groundwater Surveys and Development Agency (GSDA) said a comparative study of water levels in October in the last five years had shown that there was a decrease, at some places by more than a metre.Didn’t it get enough rain?Though Maharashtra received 74.3% average rainfall, its scattered nature and concentration in particular areas harmed crops and affected water storage. Solapur and Beed districts received less than 50% rainfall; Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Ahmadnagar, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Jalna, Latur, Parbhani, Buldhana, Amaravati, Yavatmal, Bhandara and Chandrapur received 50-75%; and Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Pune, Satara, Sangli, Nanded, Hingoli, Akola, Washim, Wardha, Nagpur, Gondiya and Gadchiroli received 75-100%.Aren’t schemes helping?The government’s Jalyukta Shiwar scheme has come under the scanner, with experts alleging that it destroyed watersheds and natural streams. According to H.M. Desarda, former member of the State Planning Commission, the scheme is unscientific; also, its excessive focus on widening and deepening of streams and ‘nullahs’ benefits contractors rather than creating water storage. Ever increasing area under sugarcane cultivation and excessive use of water for this crop is also being blamed for the depleting ground and dam water. As per data, the total area under sugarcane in 2017-18 was 9.02 lakh hectares. As per initial estimates, the area increased to 11.62 lakh hectares in 2018-19. The increase is recorded in the now-drought affected regions of Aurangabad, Nanded and Ahmadnagar. Mr. Fadnavis, despite having talked about making drip irrigation mandatory for sugarcane cultivation, hasn’t moved ahead with any scheme. With over 1.5 lakh hectares kharif area affected by drought and only 13% of the total area under rabi sowing being tilled, the crisis is likely to intensify further.What lies in store?The announcement of drought will bring along some relief measures. For instance, land revenue won’t be collected from farmers; they will get a 33% subsidy on the electricity bill for agriculture pumps, find work under the employment guarantee scheme, and get exemption from payment of school and college fees for children. They will get financial help, with the government likely to give ₹6,800 per hectare to those with non-irrigated farms and ₹13,000 per hectare to those with irrigated farms.last_img read more

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Ankle replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesAnkle arthroplasty – total – discharge; Total ankle arthroplasty – discharge; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had an ankle replacement. Your surgeon removed and reshaped damaged bones, and put in anartificial ankle joint.You received pain medication and were shown how to treat swelling around your new ankle joint.What to Expect at HomeYour ankle area may feel warm and tender for 4-6 weeks.You will need help with daily chores such as driving, shopping, bathing, making meals,housework for up to 6 weeks. You will need to keep weight off of the foot for 10 – 12 weeks. Recovery can take 3 – 6 months. It may take up to 6 months before you return to normal activity levels.ActivityYour doctor will ask you to rest when you first go home. Keep your leg propped up on one or two pillows. Place the pillows below your foot or calf muscle. This helps reduce swelling.It is very important to elevate your leg. Keep it above heart level is possible. Swelling can lead to poor wound healing and other surgery complications.You will be asked to keep all weight off of your foot for 10-12 weeks. You will need to use a walker or crutches.You will need to wear a cast or a splint. Take the cast or splint off only when your doctor or physical therapist says it is okay.Try not to stand for long periods.Dothe exercises your doctor or physical therapist showed you.You willgo to physical therapy to help your recovery.advertisementYou will start with range of motion exercises for your ankle.You will learn exercises to strengthen the muscles around your ankle next.Your therapist will slowly increase the amount and type of activities as you build strength.Do not start heavier exercises, such as jogging, swimming, aerobics, or bicycling, until your doctor or therapist tells you it is okay. Ask your doctor when it will be safe for you to return to work or drive.Wound CareYour sutures (stitches) will be removed about 1 – 2 weeks after surgery. You should keep your incision clean and dry for 2 weeks. Keep your bandage on your woundclean and dry. You may change the dressing every day if you like.Do NOT shower until after your follow-up appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin taking showers. When you do start showering again, let the water run over the incision. Do NOT scrub.Do NOT soak the wound in the bath or a hot tub.PainYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicine. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain so the pain doesnt get too bad.Taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or another anti-inflammatory medicine may also help. Talk to your doctor about what other medicines you can take with your pain medicine.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you notice:Bleeding that soaks through your dressing and does not stop when you put pressure over the areaPain that does not go away with your pain medicineSwelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes appear darker or are cool to the touchRedness, pain, swelling, or yellowish discharge from the wound sitesYour temperature is higher than 101 FReferences Murphy GA. Total ankle arthroplasty. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 10.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed 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, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Ministry Committed to Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Risk Reduction – McKenzie

first_img The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is committed to the facilitation of gender mainstreaming and values the importance of gender equality in disaster risk reduction. The Minister pointed out that Jamaica ranks high in female involvement in the areas of domestic, social and political life; however, greater involvement can be facilitated, particularly in disaster risk management. This was stated by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, in a message at the January 24 Disaster Risk Management Gender Symposium, read by Senior Director of Corporate Services in the Ministry, Ann-Marie Mittoo. The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is committed to the facilitation of gender mainstreaming and values the importance of gender equality in disaster risk reduction.This was stated by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, in a message at the January 24 Disaster Risk Management Gender Symposium, read by Senior Director of Corporate Services in the Ministry, Ann-Marie Mittoo.The Minister pointed out that Jamaica ranks high in female involvement in the areas of domestic, social and political life; however, greater involvement can be facilitated, particularly in disaster risk management.“Let me underscore the commitment of the Ministry in gender mainstreaming by indicating that we have every intention of establishing gender focal points within the 14 municipal corporations islandwide,” Mr. McKenzie said.“This is to send a strong message that gender mainstreaming is not only a focus at the central government level, but it is a focus for us in local governance and at the community level. It is a way of life for us at the Ministry,” the Minister added.Gender mainstreaming is a gender equality strategy that assesses the implications for different genders of any programme, policy and legislation. These focal points will serve as avenues for gender mainstreaming in local governance.The symposium was hosted by ODPEM at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus. It focused on the importance of input from the male and female perspective in the development of a comprehensive disaster risk management plan. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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