Social ill

first_imgWomen who live in neighborhoods lacking in close ties are more likely to have coronary artery calcification, a key marker for underlying heart disease, than those who live in more socially cohesive neighborhoods, according to a study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researcher Daniel Kim. Women who lived in the most economically deprived neighborhoods had more than double the odds of underlying heart disease.The study was published online last month in the American Journal of Epidemiology.Men appeared to be less affected by their social environments, with only those living in the poorest neighborhoods showing an impact. The study adds to the growing body of evidence that the physical and social environments in which people live and work can play a big role in health.The researchers examined health data from nearly 3,000 women and men aged 32 to 50 participating in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study and living in four United States urban areas: Birmingham, Alabama; Chicago; Minneapolis; and Oakland, Calif. They found heart artery calcification in about 11 percent of the women and 29 percent of the men. Perceived neighborhood cohesion was based on a survey in which study participants were asked to rate how well their neighbors get along and trust one another. Also taken into account in the study were Census data on income, education, and occupation grouped at the neighborhood level.“This is the first study to look at the relations between neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and low social cohesion with coronary calcification in the United States,” said Kim. “Our findings are striking in that they show that these neighborhood factors can predict underlying heart disease in people without symptoms, as early as middle age.”According to the researchers, social cohesion, defined as strong, trusting relationships between neighbors, can improve people’s health by lowering stress and depression, fostering the sharing and reinforcing of healthy behaviors, and strengthening a neighborhood’s effectiveness in advocating for improvements in local services. Weak social cohesion took a toll on women’s health in both rich and poor neighborhoods, which may be related to women spending more time in their neighborhoods than men due to domestic roles such as raising a child and household chores, magnifying their exposures to any neighborhood hazards, according to the study.“If these neighborhood effects are in fact present,” said Kim, “interventions and policies to reduce the gaps in neighborhood social and economic conditions may be powerful ways to address the higher risks of heart disease and other conditions such as obesity that those living in poorer neighborhoods disproportionately appear to face.”Ichiro Kawachi, professor of social epidemiology and chair, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at HSPH, was a co-author of the study.last_img read more

Ride the HCI Growth Curve with the New Dell EMC IDPA DP4400

first_imgIf you’re seeing demand for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) exploding among your customers, you know the reasons: increasing demand for virtualization, scalable solutions, and data protection and disaster recovery. From what market researchers tell us, the HCI growth curve will continue for years to come.Given that ideal sales environment, the announcement of the new Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400 is a welcome news for a Dell EMC channel partner such as yourself. It’s a great way to penetrate further into existing customers and markets, while opening doors to new ones.Diving deeper into the market landscape, we see businesses of all sizes are suffering data sprawl, adopting cloud strategies and need modern and agile IT infrastructure. Despite those challenges, they are unable to deploy comprehensive data protection because it is either too expensive or short on capabilities or too complex. And it’s even tougher to protect growing amounts of data and increasing numbers of applications residing in diverse, widely distributed locations.Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance DP4400: Simply powerful, compact, converged, cloud-ready data protection that’s easy to deploy, manage and upgrade.These challenges are especially true for mid-size organizations as well as remote and branch offices of large enterprises that are increasingly forced to maintain siloed and complex data protection solutions to protect growing IT environments with more data, applications and users. Both types of businesses will find the new Dell EMC IDPA DP4400 ideal for their needs, especially with its space-saving 2U form factor.Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliances: Help your customers compete with confidence and win with ease.Provide a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT with a simply powerful data protection solution from Dell EMC, a market leader in the category. Encourage your customers to transform their business model and move from strategizing to widespread implementation of large-scale IT transformation by making investments in agile and reliable infrastructure.The Dell EMC IDPA DP4400 is a converged solution, a perfect combination of simplicity, power and efficiency, saving your customers valuable time, effort, money and space. With easy deployment, simple manageability and cloud-ready technology, both mid-sized and large enterprises can benefit from a complete and affordable data protection solution.Your sales teams can leverage DP4400 quick selling guide, top reasons for DP4400, customer presentation and many more sales collaterals available in the Dell EMC Knowledge Center.Your marketing teams can download marketing assets directly from data protection channel campaign playbook. Visit the Dell EMC Partner Portal today to learn more.[1] Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of customer data as of May 2018.[2] Source: ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive vendor A.[3] Source: ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive Vendor A. Additional information on the testing environment.[4] Source: ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive Vendor A.[5]Satisfaction Guarantee: Requires purchase of a 3-year ProSupport agreement. Compliance is based on product specifications. Any refund will be prorated.[6]Hardware Investment Protection: Trade-In value determined based on market conditions at Dell EMC’s sole discretion.[7]Clear Price: Does not include SC series.[8] *Up to 55:1 Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee guarantees effective logical data protection storage capacity of up to 55x the purchased physical capacity. Individual results may vary.last_img read more

Van Ginkel seals Milan loan move

first_img “I’m just happy to be finally here. “I spoke to (AC Milan’s Holland international) Nigel De Jong and he told me very good things about this club.” Van Ginkel moved to Chelsea from Vitesse last summer but missed most of the 2013-14 campaign with a knee injury. The 21-year-old is hoping to earn a regular spot in Filippo Inzaghi’s side, who will not compete in Europe this season. “I am a midfielder that defends but is also is able to score goals,” Van Ginkel said. “I can play in many positions in midfield. “I want to have more playing time and this is my aim this season. “I believe at Milan I will have the opportunity to play more games, in what is a big competition, with many strong teams. “I have not spoken to Mr Inzaghi yet but I’ve spoken to Fernando Torres this week.” Van Ginkel completed a medical on Monday morning with the Italian outfit. “I am very happy to have arrived in Milan,” Van Ginkel said on “A lot of Dutch players have played in this great club, big names. Spanish striker Torres joined Milan last week on a two-season loan from Chelsea. Milan still had time to complete another deal before the transfer window closed, announcing the arrival of Atalanta’s attacking midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura for a fee reportedly worth seven million euros. Milan said Bonaventura had signed until 2019. News of the move came after Milan said they had failed in a bid to land Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany in a swap deal involving defender Cristian Zaccardo, as the Milan player had rejected the switch. One player on his way out of the San Siro on Monday evening was Bryan Cristante – to Benfica, for a fee reported to be in the region of 6million euros. “Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante has joined Benfica,” a statement on read. “The player, 19, from AC Milan, will strengthen the senior team over the next five years.” Press Association New AC Milan signing Marco van Ginkel is thrilled to have moved to the San Siro on a season long-loan from Chelsea.last_img read more

Community groups branch out to make Donegal greener

first_imgBuncrana Tidy Towns Initiative and Wild Inishowen are branching out.The groups planted more native trees over the weekend at Elm Park and the Cockhill graveyard as part of National Tree Week which ran from the 5th to 11 of Kieran Blockley National Tree Week has been organised by the Tree Council of Ireland since 1985 and is an annual week-long programme of events to celebrate trees.Speaking after the tree planting event Buncrana Tidy Towns Spokesperson Sinéad Ní Bhroin said they are delighted to have been part of this great event with Wild Inishowen.“One of the casualties of the recent floods has been the loss of trees along the river banks and streams affected. Our tree planting will help to offset this damage as well as supporting longer-term environmental objectives.“National Tree Week is an opportunity to remind ourselves why trees are so important to local communities. Trees provide us with oxygen, they store carbon, stabilise the soil and provide shelter to local wildlife. “We would like to extend a special thank you to both groups volunteers for all their hard work.” ENDSCommunity groups branch out to make Donegal greener was last modified: March 13th, 2018 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:buncranaNational Tree WeekplantingtreesWild Inishowenlast_img read more

WWE Survivor Series 2019 Results, Recap: NXT Prove to be Dominant Force; Roman Reigns Wins One for SmackDown

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sunday’s Survivor Series, which saw Raw, SmackDown and for the first time, NXT, being pitted against each other, culminated with the black and gold brand emerging supreme, from the ‘main roster’, following their TakeOver War Games a day earlier. The evening saw some stellar action from Lio Rush, Roman Reigns, Rhea Ripley, Tommaso Ciampa and Daniel Bryan in separate matches. Rey Mysterio’s feud with Brock Lesnar ended with the WWE Champion winning the match despite interference from Mysterio’s son Dominick.The evening saw Universal Champion ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defeat Daniel Bryan via pinfall to retain the title. Despite the veteran superstar connecting with the crowd with his ‘Yes’ chants, innumerable dropkicks and stomps to the face, Bryan ultimately lost when Wyatt forced the Mandible Claw on him for the pinfall. The Men’s survivor series saw Roman Reigns (SmackDown) emerge supreme by defeating Keith Lee of NXT to become the sole survivor for the Blue Brand. Tommaso Ciampa, a night removed from teh stellar War Games win, made it to the final four, while Lee eliminated Seth Rollins. However, Lee missed a moonsault to only be hit by Reigns with a spear for the win.Order of elimination: NXT’s WALTER, SmackDown’s (SD) Shorty G, Raw’s Kevin Owens, NXT’s Damian Priest, Raw’s Orton, NXT’s Riddle, SD’s Braun Strowman, Raw’s Ricochet, SD’s Mustafa Ali, Raw’s McIntyre, SD’s Corbin, NXT’s Ciampa, Raw’s Rollins.Another highlight of the evening was the No Hold Barred WWE Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Rey Mysterio which the champ won via pinfall. The highlight was definitely Mysterio’s son Dominick entering the bout and double teaming with his dad against The Beast Incarnate.Here’s what else happened on WWE Survivor Series 2019:Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (SD) won the Tag Team Battle Royal. Forgotten Sons from NXT were the first to be eliminated, followed by SD’s Lucha House, Raw’s Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, NXT’s Imperium, SD’s Heavy Machinery, NXT’s Breezango, SD’s Revival, Raw’s The OC and Raw’s Street Profits.Cruiserweight Championship match saw champion Lio Rush (NXT) steal an oppurtunistic win ove SD’s Kalisto via pinfall and Raw’s Akira Tozawa (Raw) to retain the belt.Tag Team Championship match saw Viking Raiders (Raw) defeat Undisputed Era (NXT) via pinfall and New Day (SD).Roderick Strong (NXT) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (SD) via pinfall and AJ Styles (Raw).NXT Championship Adam Cole defeated Pete Dunne via pinfall to retain the title.The evening also saw Rhea Ripley (NXT) defeat Sasha Banks (SD) via pinfall while NXT survived in the traditional Women’s Survivor Series match. The first to be eliminated was SD’s Nikki Cross, followed by Raw’s Sarah Logan, SD’s Carmella, Raw’s Kairi Sane, SD’s Dana Brooke, Raw’s Asuka abandoned her team, Raw’s Flair, SD’s Evans, NXT’s Toni Storm, NXT’s Belair, Raw’s Natalya.Also, the evening saw Shayna Baszler (NXT) defeat Bayley (SD) via submission and Becky Lynch (Raw), giving NXT the overall win for the evening. Becky LynchBray WyattBrock Lesnardaniel bryan First Published: November 25, 2019, 10:18 AM ISTlast_img read more