Beenie Man to vibes up Guardian 5K after party

first_imgThe third staging of the Guardian Group Foundation ‘Keep It Alive’ 5K Night Runs, scheduled for Saturday, November 5 in Kingston and Saturday, November 12 in Montego Bay, promises to be more memorable than in years past.Though the foundation’s main objective of hosting the 5K events is to give back to the health sector by way of purchasing much-needed medical equipment for four of the island’s hospitals – University Hospital of the West Indies, Cornwall Regional Hospital, St Ann’s Bay Hospital and Mandeville Regional Hospital – the foundation also recognises that the overall participants’ experience is critical in ensuring they gain support in the years to come.This year, the featured after- race lyme, which is open only to registrants, will have international dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis as the main entertainer at both events. So for only $1200 (individual registration), participants will not only be contributing to a worthwhile cause, but will also be thoroughly entertained.So, grab your friends, family, colleagues and team up, lace up and warm up as you get ready to run, walk or wheel in support of our hospitals.Visit the race website at www.keepitalive5k.com for more details.last_img read more

Local Roundup: Four Redwoods baseball players named to All-GVC team

first_imgEureka >> The College of the Redwoods baseball team’s 11-win improvement over the previous season didn’t go unnoticed by the league’s coaches and officials, as the Corsairs garnered multiple Golden Valley Conference honors, which were announced on Tuesday.Leading the way for CR was Kokko Figueiredo, who was among the league leaders in batting average (.338) and RBI (30), was named to the GVC’s first team as an infielder. The Hawaii native also won a conference Gold Glove award, one of two for …last_img read more

Business Intelligence and Analytics Hot Topics at IBM Information on Demand Conference

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now This may be used to correlate transaction information with unstructured information that the client collects from the web.Applications may include using analytics for sales purposes to get a better understanding and deeper insights into trends that come as trickles from actual purchases. The information can be analyzed with other data from sales reps about the products they are selling. This information can then be used by sales executives to predict trends and ready the rest of the organization for changes in the marketplace.But though this conference is about information on demand, there is little talk about the real-time web. We asked IBM executives if they can integrate activity stream information, such as a Twitter search pertaining to a company name or product. They said it was possible though it is unclear exactly how this would be accomplished. Most of the examples we saw with Cognos Content Analytics focused on massive amounts of form data that can be viewed in a dashboard. That’s impressive but we would like to see how IBM is leveraging the social web and how they plan to compete against the number of lightweight social technologies that are filling the market.[Disclosure: IBM paid for a plane ticket and hotel room for Alex Williams to attend the IBM Information On Demand Conference.] IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas alex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Business intelligence, analytics and the demand for process optimization are the big draws here at the IBM Information On Demand Conference in Las Vegas.As one executive said on stage, its not enough to react quickly to what is happening but to predict it.According to IBM’s CIO Global Study, 83 percent of respondents said business intelligence and analytics are a top priority. IBM sees business analytics as the next mega trend, growing twice as fast as the rest of the IT industry.For example, Cognos, acquired by IBM in 2007, is now a hub for IBM’s business intelligence offerings.Cognos announced its Content Analytics product at the conference. With the addition, Cognos is putting an emphasis on combining a client’s internal data with external information to provide a more complete picture of the market and how to optimize marketing and processes within the organization. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

One in 87 persons in Punjab dependent on drugs: survey

first_imgPunjab, which has been battling the menace of drugs, currently could have between 1 lakh to 2.7 lakh people that are dependent on opioids. In Chandigarh, between 1,385 to 7,000 could be using them. Findings from the study titled “Epidemiology of Substance Use and Dependence in the State of Punjab,” released by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Friday revealed that about one in 92 persons in Punjab had used ‘any’ illicit substance (drug) in the past 12 months, and more than one in 87 were currently dependent on them. “These estimates are likely to be higher in marginalised or other specific high-risk populations for instance — homeless people, prison population, other non-household population like truck drivers and college students in hostels,” said Dr. Ajit Avasthi, head of the psychiatry department, PGIMER.“The opioid dependent population is somewhere between 1 lakh to 2.7 lakh people in Punjab. These are huge figures, and indeed worrying. An urgent attention is required to address the problem,” said Dr. Avasthi. The findings of the study were based on household and rapid assessment surveys in both Punjab and Chandigarh. The aim of the household survey was to estimate the prevalence of substance use such as heroin, bhukhi (poppy husk) and opium, besides alcohol and tobacco. The objective of the rapid assessment survey was to estimate the size of the population using illicit drugs. Alcohol, tobacco tooThe study pointed out that approximately one in six persons were dependent on ‘any’ substance and contrary to expectation, substance use and dependence were more common in rural than urban areas. The single most common substance of use and dependence was alcohol followed by tobacco. There were more than 22 lakh alcohol dependent persons and nearly 16 lakhs tobacco dependent persons currently. The rapid assessment survey revealed that in Punjab natural opioids (opium and poppy husk) were the most common types in use while injection opioid use was the second most common form. “In injection opioids — heroin was the commonest type,” added the survey. In Chandigarh, meanwhile approximately one in 1,250 persons was using illicit opioids substances, according to the household survey while the rapid assessment survey pointed out that in Chandigarh the opioid dependent population was around 7,000. These are typically young males and injections (Buprenorphin/Heroin/Pentzocin) are the most common types in use. The PGIMER carried out this study over two years for the Indian Council of Medical Research with the help of the medical colleges in Patiala, Faridkot and Amritsar along with the Institute of Mental Health in Amritsar.last_img read more