Winnipeg family whose 4 year old son needs transplant is getting the

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsA Winnipeg family is in need of a transplant for their young son and are now spreading the word for more Indigenous people to become donors.Tanner McLeod is four and a half years old and has a rare blood disorder.“He has been diagnosed with a rare form of anemia,” said mom Miranda McLeod. “They call it sideroblastic anemia. Apparently, there’s very few Manitoban’s that have been diagnosed with it.”They learned of the boy’s condition when he was six-months-old.He goes for regular blood transfusions every three weeks.It’s an all-day process that starts with getting needles at nine o’clock in the morning.abrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img

Hanley Wood Launches TileExpo and International Surface Event East

first_imgJim Hieb, executive vice president and CEO of the Marble Institute of America, echoed the sentiment in a statement calling the new show “essential for companies looking for growth and ways to stand out” among competitors.The Marble Institute of America, alongside the Natural Stone Council, is an official sponsor for StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, which will work in tandem with the second Hanley Wood launch, TileExpo.TileExpo will be held concurrently with the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and SURFACES events, Jan. 27-30, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The union between the three will offer industry professionals access to the latest products, networking opportunities, educational demos, and access to manufacturers and suppliers.“Exhibitors will now have the chance to showcase their products and services during two distinctly different buying seasons,” contends Amie Gilmore, associate show director of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo, in a statement. “We have received countless requests for a fall show, as well as an East Coast show, and we’re happy to finally be able to fill this important industry need.” Hanley Wood unveiled details for two new events, The International Surface Event East and TileExpo, in an effort designed to enhance the relationship between the flooring and surfaces industries.The International Surface Event East will launch Oct. 19-22, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. The show is a complementary addition to The International Surface Event to be held Jan. 27-30, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.“We believe in a fall show that allows businesses to take advantage of annual fiscal tax opportunities, which are beneficial to suppliers and customers alike,” says Matt Lansing, executive director of Stone Fabricators Alliance, in a statement.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday May 12 2019

first_imgTwo Men And A Truck will pick up and deliver the collected items to partnering women’s shelters on or before Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12, 2019).Visit twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms for more information.#2) Take The Annual WCTV SurveyEach spring, WCTV conducts a community survey to get feedback on programming and hear how you watch content. PLEASE take a few minutes to complete this survey and then SHARE it with other people you know. WCT doesn’t get ratings, so this one of its better ways to see how people are watching our channels. At the end of the survey, you can put in your name to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.#3) Catch Up On This Week’s WCTV CoverageLast week, WCTV published a dozen videos this week, including the Strings Spring Concert and Band Spring Concert. Watch this week’s videos HERE.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.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? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSupport Two Men And A Truck’s ‘Movers For Moms’ Campaign; Drop-Off Boxes At 9 Wilmington BusinessesIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, May 12, 2019:#1) Happy Mother’s Day — Two Men And A Truck’s “Movers For Moms” CampaignA donation to Two Men And A Truck’s Movers For Moms will help local mothers in need create a better life for themselves and their families.Most needed items include:ToothpasteToothbrushesSoapBrushes and CombsChapstickBath TowelsShampooConditionerLotionDeodorantThe following drop-off donation locations are in Wilmington:Ristuccia Memorial Arena (190 Main St)UPS (668 Main Street, Unit 8)Pearl Vision (229 Main St)Interlink One (260-A Fordham Road, Ste 100)All Floorz (474 Main St)As Good As It Gets (35 Lowell St)Modern Electric (190R Main St, Ste 8)Rocco’s Restaurant (193 Main St)Wilmington Orthodontics (25 Lowell St)last_img read more

This 32inch Insignia Fire TV is a steal at 100

first_img 18 This 32-inch TV has built-in Amazon Fire TV smarts, and an Alexa-powered remote to go with it. Best Buy To my thinking, any TV you buy today should have either Amazon Fire TV or Roku built in. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay a premium for those awesome “smart” interfaces.Proof positive: Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy once again has the Insignia 32-inch LED TV with built-in Fire TV for just $99.99 (plus tax). That’s $70 off the regular price, and a repeat of a sale from about a month ago.See it at Best BuySo, Fire TV or Roku? The latter gets more attention these days, but Fire TV is arguably just as good and may be even better. It affords most of the same streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. (Alas, if you want YouTube, you have to access it via a web-browser app.) And it comes with an Alexa-enabled remote, so you can bark orders at the TV.Fire TV also affords access to various Alexa skills and a huge library of Amazon apps. For example, you could play the excellent party game Quiplash — something Roku can’t do.  Read more: The best TVs for 2019There’s a built-in tuner should you wish to connect an antenna, and three HDMI inputs for things like cable boxes and game consoles.Here’s the only real hedge: The TV tops out at 720p (that is, 1,366×768-pixel) resolution, meaning it’s definitely not suited for computer use. Some would also argue that 720p is a bit low for a 32-inch screen. I’d say it’s the cutoff point: Anything larger and you’ll definitely want 1080p. But here it’s probably sufficient.Indeed, look no further than the 1,300-plus customer ratings, which average out to 4.6 stars. Few people appear to have an issue with the 720p resolution.Your thoughts? TVs Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Best Buy Amazon Fire TV News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV Comments 15 Photos Originally published on April 5, 2019.Update, May 10: Item is back on sale.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The Cheapskate Tags Share your voice Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming 7 best TVs under $1,000last_img read more

FTC looking at whether Juul marketed to minors says report

first_imgThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that “e-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco products.” Eva Hambach/Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether e-cigarette maker Juul practiced deceptive marketing, including targeting minors, says a Thursday report from The Wall Street Journal. Regulators may also seek monetary damages as they look into Juul’s hiring of social media influencers to advertise its nicotine vaping devices, said the Journal.”We fully cooperate and are transparent with any government agency or regulator who have interest in our category” a Juul spokesman said in a statement to CNET.The company also said its paid influencer program was a “short-lived pilot that ended in 2018.” Juul said it worked with fewer than 10 adults who were all smokers or former smokers over the age of 30.Separate investigations into the company and possible vaping-related health issues have been launched by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several state attorneys general and the Food and Drug Administration. The FTC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  Share your voice 0 Get your vitamins by vaping Wellness Politics Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: FTC 4:37 Tagslast_img read more

Aid convoy enters wartorn Syria enclave

first_imgRussian solider stands guards as Syrian Arab Red Crescent vehicles carrying aid wait at the al-Wafideen checkpoint on the outskirts of Damascus neighbouring the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region before delivering aid to the rebel-held enclave on 5 March 2018. AFPA UN convoy entered Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Monday to deliver much-needed aid as regime forces seized more ground in a fierce offensive to retake the battered rebel enclave.The United Nations said 46 trucks had entered Eastern Ghouta and were headed for the main town of Douma, in the first aid delivery since the start of the regime assault last month.The aid arrived after fresh air strikes hit Eastern Ghouta and regime troops were reported to have retaken a third of the enclave in a rapidly advancing offensive.Western powers have piled pressure on Damascus and its Russian ally to end the offensive on Eastern Ghouta-one of the bloodiest assaults of Syria’s nearly seven-year civil war-but President Bashar al-Assad warned there would be no let up.More than two weeks of air strikes, artillery and rocket fire have left more than 700 civilians dead and three quarters of housing damaged in the enclave.More bombs, including crude improvised munitions known as “barrel bombs”, were dropped in overnight raids on Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.At least 10 people were killed in the town of Hammuriyeh, said the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria.Another four died in the towns of Hazeh and Jisreen, the monitor said, bringing to 709 the number of civilians killed since the assault began.‘Advancing at high pace’ -Regime troops and allied forces pushed into the enclave from the east in recent days and by early Monday had retaken a third of Eastern Ghouta, according to the Observatory.“Regime forces are advancing at a high pace because operations so far are mostly conducted in farmland,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said, adding that they had pushed to two kilometres (1.2 miles) southeast of Douma.The armed groups there, one of which is made up of fighters from Al-Qaeda’s ex-affiliate, have been lobbing mortar rounds and firing rockets on adjacent neighbourhoods of Damascus, killing around 20 civilians in two weeks.The latest ground offensive sent hundreds of civilians fleeing from their homes to other areas farther from the moving front line, compounding a humanitarian crisis which has drawn comparisons with the devastating 2016 battle of Aleppo.Over the years, Eastern Ghouta’s estimated 400,000 inhabitants have depended for their survival on smuggling, local farm and rare aid deliveries.Monday’s convoy was delivering “health and nutrition supplies, along with food for 27,500 people in need,” the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) in Syria said.An OCHA spokesperson however said “the UN and partners were informed that many of the planned health supplies intended for Douma were not allowed to be loaded and not permitted to be replaced with other life-saving items.”“The items included trauma kits and other life-saving supplies,” Linda Tom told AFP.The UN has said it has approval to deliver aid to a total of 70,000 people among the most needy in Eastern Ghouta.The United States issued a statement Sunday condemning the assault and accusing Moscow of ignoring a UN resolution calling for a 30-day cessation of hostilities.It said Russia has killed “innocent civilians under the false auspices of counterterrorism operations.”US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia and Syria were responsible for “heart-breaking human suffering” in Eastern Ghouta.Moscow has offered safe passage to non-combatants wishing to leave Eastern Ghouta during daily “humanitarian pauses”, but no Syrian civilians have left the enclave since the first break in fighting took effect on Tuesday, the Observatory says.Damascus and Moscow have accused rebels of preventing civilians from leaving to use them as human shields.In remarks broadcast on state television on Sunday, Assad said his forces would push forward with the offensive.“The majority (of people) in Eastern Ghouta want to escape the embrace of terrorism. The operation must continue,” he said.last_img read more

Partnership unveils healthcare robot coach Autom

first_img Explore further Citation: Partnership unveils healthcare robot coach: Autom (2012, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-partnership-unveils-healthcare-robot-autom.html © 2012 Phys.org PCH International is partnering with Intuitive Automata to create and bring to market what the two are calling a “healthcare robot coach.” They have named it Autom (a homophone of autumn). The purpose of the robot is to help people develop healthy eating habits. It sits on a table or countertop and serves as a tool to help people track what they eat, and also offers encouraging comments to help people achieve eating goals. Robot takes on battle of the bulge Autom speaks to its owner and follows his or her movements with its eyes, though only when touch activated. It also has a touch screen embedded in its belly that allows the user to enter food information. The robot can be used to track the caloric content of meals consumed or those being considered by accessing, via WiFi, an online database maintained by Intuitive. The company claims it has entered information for over 75,000 food items including those from many nationally known restaurants. The robot can also display historical information on its belly screen in a variety of formats, including graphs, to help users compare actual eating habits with objectives. The robot also offers encouraging comments to help the user eat the foods that are good for them and to avoid those that are not. In addition to following a person around a room with its eyes, Autom can blink or wink to add emotional heft to its encouraging commentary. Representatives from Intuitive say that the robot format, as compared to apps on a smartphone, allow for bonding to occur between human and machine, which in the end helps users achieve their eating goals via a relationship that develops between the two – similar to the benefit people derive from hiring a human healthcare specialist. Comments on the Autom website suggest that potential customers view the robot as a personal coach, akin to a human counterpart, because company engineers have programmed the Autom to learn about the person being coached and to adjust encouraging comments accordingly. They also announce that Autom will be available by the second quarter of next year and will cost $199, with an additional $19 surcharge per month for access to the online database. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more