Stop Being Original and Start Being Innovative

first_imgIs completely original art even possible? In this post we take a look at some examples of films who borrowed ideas from others to create something wholly original.Original ideas hold a lot of weight in our culture. As creatives we are pushed to create never before seen content. Government reinforces this with copyright protection. And while this protection is valuable in keeping your intellectual and artistic property protected, could it also contribute to the hindering of creative innovation?In the following article we will examine if completely original artwork is even possible – and why the focus should be placed on creating innovative work. We’ll examine a few films who pull influence directly from other films and expanded on their techniques/ideas…in some cases making them even better.“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo PicassoHow We LearnWe learn by copying. From our infancy we learn to do basic life skills by mimicking those around us. For example, language isn’t something we just learn one day. We copy the sounds used by others because the words hold meaning to those hearing them. Without a common language we would all be speaking without mutual understanding thus making it impossible to transfer ideas or innovate in any way (i.e. Tower of Babel)Language however is more than just the words we speak. As artists we speak to the world through recognized mediums (film, paint, instruments) and styles. Just as a baby learns to use certain words when they are hungry or tired, artists select certain mediums to convey ideas to the outside world through their work.As we stated before, our society places a huge emphasis on being wholly creative, while at the same time rewarding artwork that resonates with that society. This harsh double standard impedes innovation by forcing many artists to focus more on creating original artwork than creating meaningful artwork.Let’s take a look at the insanely popular Star Wars franchise…Star Wars was a combination of dozens of previous ideas and common story arcs but it has arguably changed American culture more than any film in the last 50 years. Why? Because George Lucas knew that the secret to success was innovation, not necessarily originality.Lucas expertly combined well known film conventions (shots, character types, story structures, etc) in a unique way. The following video by Kirby Ferguson expertly articulates this point:In Ferguson’s third video he talks about the three elements of creativity: Copying, Transforming, and Combining. Each element builds off each other and the end result is an innovative product or piece of art that is useful to society.Innovation is the end goal, not simply copying. Innovation adds value while copying tries to steal value. Innovation takes the work and ideas developed by other fellow artists and combines them to create something with more value than the individual parts.Examples of Innovation: GoodFilmmaker and video editor Ali Shirazi has created montage videos that compare Scrosese’s Gangs of New York and Kill Bill against the directing work of Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. The similarities are uncanny. Examples of Copying: BadThe line between copying and innovating can be a blurry one so always ask yourself…is my idea adding value?American Screenwriter and Playwright Willson Mizner said “Stealing from one is plagiarism, stealing form many is research.” In your quest to create meaning try utilizing the people and resources around you to build greater work than what could have been accomplished as alone. Copy, transform and combine elements and add in your own voice.More Resources Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative Everything is a Remix – Documentary Serieslast_img read more

Cong. should lead Opposition alliance, says Sharad Yadav

first_imgLoktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav on Monday said the Congress should be at the forefront of a grand alliance of Opposition parties against the BJP in the 2019 general elections. The Opposition parties should forget their differences to oust the BJP from power and save democracy and the Constitution, he said.‘Need of the hour’Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Yadav said all Opposition parties were working to evolve a joint front against the BJP, which was the need of the hour. “The question as to who will become the Prime Minister is not important at this stage. The Opposition unity is more important to ensure that the BJP does not return to power.”Mr. Yadav was in the Rajasthan capital for two days apparently to find a political ground ahead of the State Assembly election due in December this year. He said the LJD would contest 50 seats in the Assembly polls.Mr. Yadav flayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case and demanded that the matter be probed by a team headed by a retired judge. He said the Centre should convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue of exclusion of 40 lakh people in the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens.The LJD leader expressed surprise over Rajasthan Chief Minister undertaking a ‘Gaurav Yatra’ (march of pride), saying the ruling party’s task was to fulfil the promises made to the people rather than indulging in the “gimmick of yatra”.last_img read more

India-SA match ticket seekers lathi-charged

first_imgThe Nagpur Police on Tuesday used force on cricket lovers at the old stadium of Vidarbha Cricket Association following a melee to grab tickets for the World Cup match between India and South Africa here on March 12.In a virtual repeat of the action on cricket lovers in Bangalore ahead of the India-England clash last week, the police cane-charged the fans who had queued up to buy tickets in Nagpur. Few people received minor injuries in the ruckus.Police personnel, who were deployed in large numbers at the stadium anticipating a trouble, used force to control the fans following which organisers closed the counters for some time. Order was restored later.Fans protest lack of tickets for India-Netherlands matchThings were no better in the national capital as it prepared for the match between India and the Netherlands on Wednesday. Fans gathered outside the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium protesting lack of tickets for the match.As it is the only match involving India being played in Delhi, there was a mad scramble for tickets and fans were protesting that enough tickets were not made available in the general category.last_img read more

Zidane refutes Real Madrid’s favourites tag

first_imgUEFA Champions League Zidane refutes Real Madrid’s favourites tag in Champions League final Jack Davies 03:02 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) zidane-cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Zinédine Zidane While the bookmakers may put the Blancos top of the betting against Liverpool, a man looking for a hat-trick of European triumphs is not interested Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has argued his side are not favourites for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool.Madrid have won the last two finals and are heavily fancied to make it three titles in a row in Kiev.However, Zidane is reluctant to recognise the fact that many are tipping his side for another win, instead insisting the teams begin the match on a level footing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “People say a lot of things. We know it’s not that way,” he said. “A final is a final. We are not favourites, Liverpool are not favourites.”What we have to do is play a great game. Favourites? In the dressing room, that’s not what we believe.”Zidane is also keen to ensure a third straight final appearance does not lead to complacency in his players, urging them to savour every moment of the dominance in European competition.”We’re just enjoying this moment, enjoying the preparation, enjoying the fact we’re in another final,” he continued. “We’ve already lived many things and perhaps we will live through more of these amazing things or maybe it will never happen again, so we have to make the most of it.”We are humans and us humans are fuelled on emotion and that makes things more beautiful in life.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described Zidane’s tactics as a “good kind of chaos” earlier in the day and Zidane acknowledged those comments in his own assessment of how Saturday’s match will pan out.”Football is very simple. There are two teams and you have to understand the way that you can do damage to the other team and control the damage that the other team can do to you,” he said.”So, with your own philosophy of the way you play… we’ve had chaotic moments, tomorrow we’ll have more.”But you have to minimise those moments, keep things tight, but there will be moments when you have to dig deep.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

2003 World Cup match vs India most disappointing game of my career: Shoaib Akhtar

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 11:26 IST Shoaib Akhtar file photo (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia had defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets at Centurion in their 2003 World Cup group matchShoaib Akhtar revealed that the night before the match, he had to take 4-5 injections on his left kneeAkhtar also blamed Waqar Younis’s captaincy decisions for the loss to IndiaFormer Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has revealed his “sad secret” about the 2003 World Cup match against India which his team lost by six wickets.In the group-stage match played on March 1, 2003 at Centurion in South Africa, the Pakistan team failed to defend a target of 274. India rode on Sachin Tendulkar’s brilliant 98 to chase down the target with more than four overs to spare.In a video posted on his Youtube channel, Akhtar has revealed how his fitness and poor captaincy from then skipper Waqar Younis came in Pakistan’s way of registering their first-ever win over India at the World Cup.”The most disappointing match for me in my entire career was the 2003 World Cup match against India at Centurion. We had failed to defend a target of 274 despite having a very good bowling line-up,” said Akhtar.The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ revealed that the night before the match, he had to take 4-5 injections on his left knee because of which it became numb. “Because of the injections water had filled up in my left knee and there was no sensation in it.””After the end of our innings, I told my teammates that we have probably scored 30-40 runs less. However, all the players in the team shouted at me saying if ‘273 is not enough then what is’. They said we will be able to get India all out. However, I knew that the pitch was a good one for batting and it will remain so in the second innings as well.”advertisement”When we started the bowling, I noticed that my left knee had gone numb. Because of which, I wasn’t able to run properly through my bowling run-up. As a result I was not able to bowl properly. Indian openers, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, went for the charge from the word go. In fact, Sachin played me very well and even hit me for a six over point.”I had no clue how to bowl and get the breakthrough. Unfortunately, the captain (Waqar Younis) got me out of the attack. He brought me later in the innings where I just bowled fast and short. I got out Sachin at 98 on a short-pitched delivery. I told the captain that I should have persisted with such bowling from the very beginning. In the end we lost the match,” he added.The 43-year-old went for 72 runs in that match and picked up the sole wicket of Sachin, but by then the match was already in India’s pocket.”It was a bitter experience for me because we could have defeated India, both in 1999 and 2003, but we couldn’t. Not to take the credit away from India who have played us exceeding well at the World Cups,” Akhtar, a veteran of 46 Tests and 163 ODIs, said.”I still regret that loss. If we could have scored some more runs and bowled better, we could have won that match. But unfortunately, my fitness came in the way and also, it was poor captaincy that made us lose that match,” he added.India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times in World Cups, and the Men in Blue have won each time.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shoaib AkhtarFollow 2003 World CupFollow India vs Pakistan 2003 World Cup match vs India most disappointing game of my career: Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar revealed how his fitness and poor captaincy from then skipper Waqar Younis came in Pakistan’s way of registering their first-ever win over India at the World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

Province and Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

first_imgThe province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, announced today, March 8, that they reached a tentative contract agreement on Tuesday, March 7. The union’s bargaining team will now recommend to its provincial executive the contract be accepted. Regional meetings with union members are expected to begin immediately following March break. “This is good news,” said acting Education Minister Angus MacIsaac. “Both parties worked hard to reach an agreement in principle without any disruption to student learning.” “Given the labour strife we have recently seen in other provinces, both sides can take pride in successfully reaching a tentative deal through the collective bargaining process,” said NSTU president Mary-Lou Donnelly. The teachers’ contract expired on July 31, 2005. There were 28 bargaining sessions since April 2005, including seven days of conciliation. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified. There are about 10,000 teachers in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

AU Discusses Moroccos Presidency of Its Peace and Security Council

Rabat – Morocco’s presidency of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) was the subject of a recent meeting between Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chair of the AU Commission, and Mohammed Arrouchi, Morocco’s AU representative and PSC president for September.According to reports, the meeting between the officials aimed at discussing the agenda of Morocco’s one-month tenure at the helm of the AU’s highest body on questions of stability, peace, and crisis management on the continent. Morocco will preside over the PSC for the month of September.In line with the PSC’s responsibility to uphold stability across the African continent, the two officials discussed some of Africa’s lingering security challenges, from terrorism to the internal conflicts befalling some African countries. Even as Morocco is increasingly rising as an indispensable player in African affairs, this is the first time that the kingdom has been elected to chair the PSC.According to Ambassador Arrouchi, Morocco’s election to chair the council is an acknowledgement of the kingdom’s efforts on the pan-Africanist front in the last two years.Since it rejoined the AU in January after decades of absence, Arrouchi recalled, Morocco has emerged as a leading voice on essential issues for the AU’s agenda, from migration to intra-African exchanges and regional security.Chairman Mahamat echoed Ambassador Arrouchi’s sentiment when talking about the role Morocco has played in the years since it rejoined the pan-African body. The AU official acknowledged Morocco’s “dynamism” and “leadership” on issues of utmost importance for the AU’s pan-African agenda and vision for the continent. read more

Conditions worsen in Kenya with more than 1 dozen killed in past

23 January 2008Security conditions in Kenya are deteriorating rapidly, according to United Nations officials who report that more than a dozen civilians have been killed in political violence, and 70 houses burned, in the past 24 hours. The Government estimates that 685 people have been killed in the violence, which first erupted in the East African nation a few weeks ago after Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga in December elections. The crisis has also forced some 255,000 to flee their homes. According to UN security officials, seven people were killed in Kipkelion and 70 houses burned in the Aldai area of Rift Valley province. In addition, five people were shot dead and 30 shops burned in Trans Nzioa, while four people were killed in Korogocho, Huruma and Mathare slums.Meanwhile, UN agencies have completed an assessment tour of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the town of Molo, where they found an urgent need for shelter, blankets, water and sanitation. The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) sent teams out to several towns, including Nairobi and Eldoret, to assess damaged homes, and verify the number of persons and conditions in IDP camps, as well as review water and sanitation needs.There is reportedly a scarcity of cooking fuel in several IDP camps, according to the UN Country Team, which noted that IDPs in Eldoret have begun burning construction material for cooking. Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has continued its immunization campaign against measles and polio in all the IDP camps. And, working with Kenyan authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) has finalized a new distribution plan to assist some 67,000 people affected and displaced by the crisis in the Rift Valley. read more

Loblaw exploring grocery home delivery partnership with Instacart

VANCOUVER • Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it’s exploring the possibility of offering grocery home delivery one day.Spokesman Kevin Groh says in a statement that the company has “engaged” a number of e-commerce innovators around the world, including Instacart, as it continues to explore the best ways to serve its customers in the future. He says that may include home delivery.Loblaw already offers a click-and-collect program, where customers order their groceries online and pick up the items at a store’s parking lot within a selected time frame. Groh says the program will soon be at 200 of the company’s stores.California-based Instacart enables customers to shop from local stores’ inventory and place an order via an app, which is then picked up by an “expert shopper” and delivered to the customer’s location.The news comes after tech giant Amazon recently acquired Whole Foods Market, which has 13 Canadian locations. The acquisition could accelerate the development of online grocery delivery in Canada.Currently, Canadians have few options for grocery delivery with a small number of companies, such as Grocery Gateway, and a few large chains offering the service in limited locations. read more

Reports of renewed conflict in Ukraine wipe out US stock market gain

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Reports of renewed conflict in Ukraine wipe out US stock market gain by The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2014 9:52 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading.Major U.S. indexes are still headed for a solid gain for the week.Stocks opened higher but turned lower in mid-morning trading Friday following reports that Ukrainian soldiers attacked a Russian military convoy that had entered the country.Bond prices rose as investors sought safety, driving the yield on the 10-year Treasury note down to 2.32 per cent, its lowest level this year.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 78 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 16,635 as of noon Eastern time. It was up 61 points earlier.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell seven points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,947. The Nasdaq lost seven points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,445. read more

Technical Manager – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems ADAS Braking and Type Approval

To provide accurate and effective advice, briefing and support to senior management, colleagues and members on lead dossiers and responsibilities and other projects as required.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Professional engineer with a degree in Automotive Engineering and Chartered Engineer status (or willingness/working towards to). Other relevant engineering degrees (e.g. aerospace, marine, mechanical) will be considered subject to proven experience in ADAS, vehicle braking and Type Approval and/or relevant technical regulations.Proven professional experience in automotive industry or relevant government departments, agencies or sister industries. This should include regulatory experience, practical engineering, project management and supervisory positions.Good knowledge of the global regulatory framework for motor vehicles, experience in technical legislation and processes and awareness of current automotive issues. Able to interpret, provide guidance on requirements and shape regulatory content, policy and strategy. High awareness of the commercial and engineering context in automotive desirable.Highly motivated team player with the drive and ability to lead across diverse teams, projects and issues, continuously challenging and developing self and able to motivate and inspire others. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form trusting working relationships with members, government, stakeholders and colleagues.Excellent communicator (written, verbal and presentational), clear, diplomatic and able to adapt to relevant context and audience. Able to command authority in technical, legal, political discussions, provide accurate and succinct briefings to senior executives, and communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences. Competent in the use of information and communication technology commensurate with duties.  Good project management and organisational skills. Ability to multi-task, respond flexibly to needs of business and SMMT members, and self organise work effectively on different projects and issues, follow and deliver on SMMT internal processes and timelines.Willingness to undertake regular travel, both in the UK and Europe, to attend meetings and conferences.Main duties include:As SMMT technical specialist on ADAS, vehicle braking and Type Approval within the Technical Team to provide influential expertise on core dossiers and lead related SMMT regulatory work at UK, EU and UN level, supporting departmental objectives and services and SMMT business strategy.To provide the secretariat to the relevant SMMT Committees/Working Groups. Pro-actively manage their agendas, papers and activities and deliver key actions arising, working with committee/working group members, SMMT colleagues, government and other stakeholders.To liaise and consult with member companies, government and key stakeholder on all relevant subjects and documents, to solicit member input to create an evidence base and draft influential SMMT proposals, positions, responses, papers and presentations as required.To represent SMMT/UK views at/to meetings of relevant industry, governmental and standardisation organisations in the UK, EU and globally and influence the work of relevant organisations’ working groups as appropriate.To provide regular technical information/circulars, briefing and support for members, SMMT colleagues and relevant SMMT committees and trade sections as requiredTo deal with technical and legislative enquiries from industry, the public, and outside organisations in a professional mannerTo liaise with other teams in the Department and other SMMT departments on technical mattersTo prepare succinct and clear briefing papers, slides and materials for senior managementTo keep abreast of legal, technical, policy and other developments in relevant fieldsTo maintain the appropriate records and filesTo undertake any other duties or projects as directedSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:2 October 2015Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Purpose of the Post:To lead as SMMT technical specialist for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), vehicle braking and Type Approval on regulations, standards, government policy and strategy in all relevant technical areas for the UK automotive industry, developing SMMT views and positions working with member companies, colleagues and stakeholders, and representing SMMT members’ views to government and other stakeholders at UK, EU and UN level. Lead dossiers include but are not limited to:ADAS – Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF), Lane Keeping Assist Systems (LKAS), Automatic Parking and Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA).Vehicle braking – Braking system performance, including that of replacement components.Type Approval – vehicle, system and component approval (type certification), and related subjects (e.g. Conformity of Production). read more

Students grow accounting skills at firms across Ontario

From northern Ontario to downtown Toronto, co-op Accounting students from Brock’s Goodman School of Business are busy learning the tricks of the trade.With one of the oldest and most established co-op Accounting programs in the province, the University’s students have access to a wealth of opportunities in a variety of firms across Ontario. However, finding the right fit depends on factors that often extend beyond the workplace.For Brampton native Muizz Massood, the desire to work in a nationally recognized firm while also exploring the natural beauty of Ontario led to a work term 700 kilometres from home.While completing his compilation and review duties as a junior staff member at MNP LLP in Timmins, the third-year student has also become independent in another area of his life.“Being rather isolated in terms of food options — as I am a Muslim and eat halal meat — has forced me to learn how to cook myself meals,” he said. “Getting into that routine has made me feel more efficient in other aspects of my life too.”Further south, in Barrie, second-year student Tyler Dugas is enjoying a work term as a commercial banking analyst with Scotiabank that allowed for the corporate fit he was looking for while also offering some of the comforts of home.“I wanted to work for a bank during this term, but I preferred working in a smaller town than Toronto,” he said. “My mom lives in Barrie, which is the financial centre for northern Ontario, and it seemed like a good fit.”In addition to learning how to handle accountant-prepared financial statements and applying other skills from his studies, Dugas has also picked up some unexpected lessons that he hopes will stay with him into the future.“I am learning quite a bit of Spanish,” he said. “One of my co-workers is from Argentina and often uses Spanish terms when we talk.”In the heart of downtown Toronto, third-year student Kyle Bickle is relishing the chance to work amidst the hustle and bustle that some of his classmates avoided.As an assurance associate at PwC’s Toronto office, Bickle has embraced the benefits of working at one of the firm’s largest offices in the country.“In Toronto, I have opportunities to work with large-scale clients within the GTA and also network with some of the best people from many schools around Canada,” he said.Aside from the invaluable career skills he is gaining, Bickle is also thankful for another advantage of living in one of North America’s most diverse cities.“My favourite aspect of working in Toronto is the ease of access to any variety of food,” he said. “My colleagues and I can grab a bite to eat, or order in when work gets busy.”At the other end of the QEW, third-year student Ethan MacLean has found his co-op fit close to home.The 20-year-old is working in the tax department at Bridgman and Durksen in Niagara-on-the-Lake.“While I have worked in the firm’s other offices in Niagara, I find being able to work directly with the tax department more beneficial to my learning,” he said.MacLean has also embraced the flexible work environment the company promotes.“Being able to change my schedule to fit my needs has had significant benefits to both my work and my life,” he said.Alesia Dane, Senior Employer Development Manager in Co-op Education, says that all four students showcase the diversity of experience available in Brock’s co-op work terms.“We encourage our students to explore a variety of work terms while they are here,” she said. “It’s important that they diversify their own skillset while working for organizations that offer professional development and personal growth.”Each year, Brock sends more than 1,300 students to take part in work terms that last between four and 12 months and involve 40 degree programs.Of that group, nearly 100 undergraduate co-op Accounting students are currently taking part in work terms, which massood Massood says provide life-changing opportunities.“My work terms have applied the knowledge I learned in school and stretched it every which way to adapt to the real world,” he said. “I think my time in Timmins has been a huge step that will greatly help me in the world of professional accounting and beyond.”To learn more about Brock’s co-op programs, visit the Brock Co-op Education website. read more

Doctors warned dont tell girls with anorexia to come back when thinner

first_imgYoung women with anorexia have been sent from Hertfordshire to Glasgow for treatment, amid shortages of bedsCredit:PA  Woman on scales  Anorexia: ‘You can’t force me to live’ Earlier this week charities raised concerns that rising numbers of vulnerable patients with disorders such as anorexia are being sent hundreds of miles for care, with many cases from England going to Scotland for care.Jane Smith, chief executive of Anorexia and Bulimia Care, said services were in a “very fragile, risky state” with too many vulnerable young people left in “life-threatening” situations without the right help. Tom Quinn, from eating disorder charity Beat, said: “Early intervention is key in halting the onset and development of these serious mental illnesses affecting at least 725,000 people in the UK and it’s vital that GPs don’t hesitate in sending patients on to get the help they need.”The number of children being diagnosed with such disorders has risen in recent years.  It follows concerns that increasing numbers of patients with anorexia are being turned away by cash-strapped NHS trusts because they are “not thin enough”.Earlier this year, one in three mental health trusts were found to be using weight measures to decide whether or not to accept patients with eating disorders, with some using weight loss alone to determine the presence of such conditions.  Women with eating disorders said they had been told their BMI was not low enough for them to receive treatment Credit:Getty NHS  Doctors have been warned not to tell patients with anorexia to come back for help when they are thinner, following new advice from watchdogs.The NHS guidance also tells GPs to look out for the condition in patients working in “high risk” professions like fashion, dance, modelling, where eating disorders are rife.The draft advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) warns GPs not to delay referring patients with eating disorders for treatment, amid fears that too many doctors wait to see if symptoms worsen before treatment is given.  Girls and women with anorexia said they had been refused treatment because their body mass index was “too high” with one saying she was left to feel she “wasn’t good enough” at her eating disorder, forcing her into a dangerous spiral of weight loss.It also comes amid rising numbers of cases of eating disorders, with bed shortages meaning teenagers and young adults have been sent hundreds of miles from Hertfordshire to Scotland for inpatient treatment.Hospital admissions for eating disorders have risen by more than one third in the last decade, with a recent doubling in cases among teenagers.The new draft advice from Nice says GPs should refer anyone with a suspected eating disorder to specialist services “without delay” and not wait to see if symptoms progress.The watchdog’s advisors said GPs should refer cases even if they were uncertain, and concerned about adding to waiting lists for services, which are under strain.If GPs suspect an eating disorder after initial assessment they should “refer without delay to: a community based, age-appropriate eating disorders service for an assessment and treatment (if possible); or day patient or inpatient services for people with clinical signs in the concern or alert ranges,” the draft advice states.The committee behind the guidelines said GPs “should not ‘wait and see’ if the symptoms progress” nor advise patients “that they are not ill enough or that they need to lose more weight before they are eligible for treatment”.The patient’s body mass index, levels of weight loss, state of physical health and level of support available from parents or carers should be used to determine whether care is given as a day case or inpatient, Nice said.The draft guidelines say GPs should think about the possibility of an eating disorder in people who, for example, have an unusually low or high BMI for their age, show disproportionate concern about their weight, or are found to be suffering dental damage.It also says efforts should be made to identify patients taking part in activities associated with a high risk of eating disorders such as professional sport, fashion, dance, or modelling. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Lowry Payment in taped conversation was tax compliant

first_imgUpdated: 8pmMICHAEL LOWRY HAS responded to an article published today that centred on a 2004 phone call between him and the Northern Ireland-based land agent Kevin Phelan while the Moriarty Tribunal was ongoing.The article was published in today’s Sunday Independent and written by Elaine Byrne and Gene Kerrigan.It centred on a 12 minutes 42 seconds phone call between the former Fine Gael Minister and Phelan, during which they discussed a sterling sum of £200,000 – £250,000 which the Sunday Independent says Lowry said he paid to Phelan, but said during the call: “I never declared it”.The Moriarty Tribunal covered the investigation of payments to Lowry, whose company Garuda paid up to €1.2 million after a Revenue audit, while he also paid €200,000 in respect of settling his personal taxes.StatementThis evening, Lowry released a statement about what he described as “extensive coverage of an alleged taped telephone conversation”.My business dealings have been the subject of intense scrutiny over a prolonged period leading to several false and inaccurate reviews. The payment referred to in the Sunday Independent was made by my company, Garuda Limited, on my behalf. That transaction was properly recorded and accounted for in the records and accounts of Garuda Limited. The payment referred to is fully tax compliant.A deal made by Phelan on the sale of Doncaster Rovers was discussed during the tribunal, but it made limited findings on it due to the “suppression” of evidence, the paper says.According to Lowry, the register at the UK Land Registry and company records “clearly show that I never had any direct or indirect shareholding or beneficial interest in Doncaster Rovers or its associated companies”.I also confirm that I never had any material or beneficial interest in ‘Glebe Trust’.Glebe Trust owend a company set up by Phelan, called Westferry, which was sold to Denis O’Brien, who used it to buy Doncaster Rovers and the site on which its grounds were located.The authors of the article said they had made multiple attempts to contact Lowry by text, phone calls, email and Facebook messages. Lowry said that he received no documentation on this matter before he left his Dáil office on Thursday.I was un-contactable as I was travelling over the weekend. My constituency office is closed on a Saturday. The stake out at my property on Saturday and the incursion onto my private property was pointless.The authors also said the paper handed over a copy of the recording and other documents and recordings to officers from the CAB.Fianna Fáil Communications Spokesperson Michael Moynihan has called on the Dáil Deputy and former Fine Gael Minister Michael Lowry to quickly clarify the issues arising from the story.Deputy Moynihan also called for the recording at the centre of the story to be forwarded to Judge Moriarty for examination.Read: Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee’s ruling>last_img read more

Compléments alimentaires halte aux dépenses inutiles

first_imgCompléments alimentaires : halte aux dépenses inutilesSuède – Deux études présentées au congrès international de l’obésité à Stockholm tendent à démontrer l’inefficacité des compléments alimentaires.L’une de ces deux études, menée par des chercheurs allemands de l’Université de médecine de Göttingen, a passé à la loupe neuf compléments alimentaires aux vertus prétendument amincissantes. Elle a mis en évidence que leurs effets étaient équivalents à ceux des placebos. Ainsi, ces produits diététiques achetés en pharmacie sont plus un régime pour le porte-monnaie que pour le corps. En effet, cette industrie est très lucrative puisqu’elle rapporte plus de 13 milliards de dollars par an. Les scientifiques réunis à Stockholm conseillent d’éviter ces dépenses inutiles. Si un réel mal-être existe chez les personnes souffrant d’une surcharge pondérale, alors il faut se tourner vers son médecin généraliste pour envisager diverses solutions : consultation chez un nutritionniste pour un régime adapté, exercice physique suivi, médicaments sur prescription, etc. Pour certains, les questions de poids revêtent un aspect psychologique important et il est donc primordial d’être suivi dans ces démarches.     Le 15 juillet 2010 à 11:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Neville gives State of the Cruiserweights address on 205 Live

first_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next Action-Packed Trek Through The Blue Ridge Mountains Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis WWE 205 Live takes place tonight from St. Paul, Minnesota on WWE Network.Set for tonight is a “State of the Cruiserweights” address given by the current WWE Cruiserweight Champion will have a recap of 205 Live later tonight.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 37.03%0:05Remaining Time -3:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot)center_img Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ben Roethlisberger Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Graceway IGA Responds to Protests

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nutrition in Demand benefits from coins at IGA Supermarket Related Items:Graceway IGA, ken burns, protest Recommended for you Four finalists named to WIN THAT CAR at Smart Grocery store TODAY West end residents protest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – Graceway IGA responding to the protest: by acknowledging the protest and saying it is not unusual to have grievances with former employees. Manager Ken Burns said and I quote: We take pride in our staff and make every effort to maintain the quality of our workforce which we do through careful recruitment and training. We also have an excellent record of retention and effective internal processes to deal with HR issues.” IGA concludes with a commitment to meet any labour authorities on the matter.last_img read more

Patty Smith dreading holidays says Bah killers still out there

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2015 – Day after day after day, Patty Smith takes to social media to make sure the heartbreak she feels over the tragic loss of her son does not go forgotten. Residents continue to offer the mother of 25 year old Kevino ‘Bah’ Smith words of advice, comfort and support as she not only claims she has to bear with the murder of her son, but the fact that his alleged killers are living so nearby in Grand Turk, preparing to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Smith was reported missing by family on March 4th… on April 16th after a second and more thorough search of Grand Turk, remains were found and two months later on June 23rd, those remains were confirmed as the young man by the Governor Peter Beckingham. On July 29rd Police gave another confirmation that the remains found in April were indeed Kevino Smith. Five months since then, and the family has seen no arrests says Patty Smith and has not received the body of their son for burial. Smith, on Facebook on Monday is again calling for the Governor, who heads national security, to do something. This plea comes as Police are confirmed as being deployed out of Grand Turk to assist with a crime spike in Provo. Related Items:kevino smith, patty smith Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Conrad Howell autopsy complete Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Patty Smith on Kevino Smith murder investigation Recommended for youlast_img read more

Power Company to Develop 21MW Solar Facility at NAS Oceana

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Dominion Virginia Power will build a 21-megawatt direct current solar facility at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., officials announced Tuesday.In exchange for the use of its land, the Navy will receive in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades, according to Navy Public Affairs. Dominion will build, own and operate the facility, which will produce 18 megawatts of alternating current, for 37 years.Capt. Louis Schager Jr., NAS Oceana’s commanding officer, highlighted the value of this project for his base and its host community.“We have a great relationship with the surrounding community and by hosting this facility we are helping to make the regional grid more diverse and, therefore, more resilient. Bottom line, this project will advance our mission to support the fleet while benefitting our Navy family as well as the community,” Schager said.The project requires approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Dominion plans to submit that request this summer and anticipates the facility to be completed and operational in late 2017.The solar project marks the second collaboration between the Navy and Dominion. Last September, the Navy agreed to purchase power from a solar farm under construction in northeastern North Carolina under a 10-year contract. That project is expected to supply 6 percent of Naval Station Norfolk’s electricity needs.After surpassing its goal of bringing one gigawatt of renewable energy into procurement by the end of 2015, the Navy now is exploring the latest advances such as battery storage, electrification, fuel cells and microgrids to further enhance its energy security, operational capability, strategic flexibility and resource availability, according to the press release.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 10 Truck Catches On Fire Car vs Tree

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, June 10, 2018:North Reading Police alerted Wilmington Police they received a call from one of their residents claiming to hear gunshots from the Shriners parking lot. Police determined the call was unfounded. (12:47am)A black 2008 Nissan struck a pole and trees on West Street. Vehicle towed. No injuries noted. Driver was cited for speeding and marked lanes violation. (1:16am)Police approached by a man who claimed to have passed out behind Rite Aid and could not find his property. Police had the man’s bicycle, cell phone, bottle of Vodka, and wallet which was found earlier in the day leaning against the wall in front of Rocco’s. (11:25am)Police assisted with a motor vehicle lockout at Mobil Gas Station on Lowell St. (2:37pm)A pick up truck was on fire in a dirt driveway on Marion Street. Vehicle towed. No injuries noted. (4:10pm)A Nassau Avenue caller reported damage done to a screen door/window over the past few days, suspecting someone may have attempted to beak-in. (7:22pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 6: Trailer Fire On Highway; Car vs. Rock Wall; Needle Found In YardIn “Police Log”last_img read more