In a country consumed by dust, a drone flies and drops a bomb. A lost eye. A severed arm. A last breath. A fallen lung. A war is fought around their homes. A war is fought and no one knows why, here, children grow ripe before their time. Here, a family of nine passes around an opium pipe. A family who can’t run, so chooses to escape instead. Among them, the young- est to smoke is six. She is a-d-d-i-c-t-e-d, addicted – even if she’ll never learn to spell it. Her brother is too. He is ten, but can pass for eight. At his age, he knows shame. During the day, he wears wrappings to hide his face. And, at night, he sells himself to lose himself in the opium’s haze.
This study was conducted at Sezana Hospital in Sezana, a town in the southwestern part of Slovenia. The aim was to evaluate the usefulness of spirometric testing for early detection of airflow obstruction. The testing was first started on World COPD Day 2003, and then we continued to perform free spirometric testing annually on this day. Our target population was the inhabitants of Sezana, current and former smokers aged $40 years, with a smoking history of $10 pack-years. Inclusion criteria were aged above 40 years and a history of smoking (.10 pack-years), exclusion criteria were the presence of any other pulmonary disease and comorbid conditions that preclude use of spirometry. Although the target population was defined as smokers aged $40 years, it was decided that never-smokers who were concerned about their lung health would be included in the project.
In reality a driver will probably experiment with only a fairly small number of departure time and route combinations - thus, in the above model, many of the disutilities will be computed based only on the prior information. However, drivers in fact do learn - from their experience at one time of day - about travel costs in other time periods (because the travel cost on a link is correlated between the two periods). One possibility would be to assume that with experience, a driver builds up some general, network wide picture of the temporal variation of travel costs, and uses this to modify his prior information for unused links (this would also require the ability to project this temporal variation through the network, in much the same way as route travel times are deduced from link travel times in step 3 of Model D). Unfortunately, this would seem to be rather complicated to implement and difficult to calibrate. As an alternative, the modification to Model D proposed below assumes that the temporal correlation between travel costs on a given link is due only to the distance component of generalised cost (for simplicity, it is assumed that generalised cost is defined solely in terms of time and distance). That is, drivers do not perceive distance precisely when they travel along a route/link, but learn about it with experience.
Abstract: It is well known that night sleep is a decisive factor for the effective functioning of the human body and mind. In addition to the role of sleep, older adults report that they are “morning types” and that their cognitive and emotional abilities seem to be at a higher level in the morning hours. In this vein, this study is aimed at examining the effect of sleep combined with the “time of day” condition on a specific ability that is crucial for interpersonal commu- nication, namely, emotion recognition, in older adults. Specifically, the study compared older adults’ performance in decoding emotions from ecologically valid, dynamic visual cues, in two conditions: “early in the morning and after night sleep”, and “in the afternoon and after many hours since night sleep”. An emotion recognition task was administered twice to 37 community- dwelling older adults. The results showed a statistically significant higher performance in the morning in decoding all emotions presented, compared to the afternoon condition. Pleasant surprise, sadness, and anxiety were revealed as the most difficult emotions to be recognized in the afternoon condition.
only possibility for an advanced degree.” She went on to note that, “when they [female students] saw that I did my bachelor’s overseas, 4 or 5 years ago girls would say to me, ‘how could you go abroad – how could you do that?’ – But now girls say, ‘If there’s a chance maybe I will go’. --- If you can do it, maybe I can go --…day-by-day” (Roof, 2014). Still, there are many obstacles for women attempting to obtain advanced degrees. As the Ministry of Higher Education official noted, “Most families do not allow a female to go to abroad and complete an advanced degree program.” The ministry noted this problem and is considering options to provide more opportunities for women. In his words, “We have come to the conclusion that if female candidates are not able to complete their education abroad, we will provide the facility for the masters programs. It means they can study inside the country” (Roof, 2014).
Finally, we stress that better technical solutions for supporting ageing in place must be underpinned by technology and service stakeholders committing to following a robustly user-centred approach to device design and service delivery. We recommend that this should be based on an iterative cycle consisting of: grounding requirements through domestic ethnography, e.g. home visits and cultural probes (Figure 3a); co-design activities with care recipients and their informal carers (Figure 3b); continuous monitoring and evaluation of the ways in which devices and services are actually used (Figure 3c). Making use of participatory design methodologies such as those employed in the ATHENE project, e.g. cultural probes (Wherton et al. 2012) and co-design workshops (Procter et al. 2013), is basic. At the same time, it is important that technology suppliers and service providers have the capacity to track the evolving relationship between devices, services and care recipients ’ needs and feed user experience back into device design and service conﬁguration. This information would assist, for example, in the planning of subsequent domestic ethnographies. Subject to appropriate data privacy policies, by providing a ‘ window ’ into the day-to-day realities of ageing in place, the dashboard may also play a key role in supporting a user-centred approach.
However, Zephaniah’s outlook brightens as he looks ahead to a new day in the distant future—the millennial kingdom--when Israel would be restored once more and enjoy all the blessings God desired to give His people. God is faithful to forgive those w h o turn to Him.
Rasayana herb, amla (Phyllanthus emblica) is considered as general rebuilder of oral health. Amla works as a mouth rinse as a decoction. One to two grams per day can be taken orally, for long-term benefit to the teeth and gums. Liquorice root promotes anti-cavity action, reduces plaque and has an anti- bacterial effect (Singh and Purohit, 2011). Bilberry and hawthorn berry fruits can stabilize collagen and strengthens the gum tissue. Yellow dock root, alfalfa leaf, cinnamon bark and turmeric root are taken internally to strengthen Astidharu, (the skeleton and the joints), have proven to be good for long term health of teeth (Singh and Purohit, 2011 and Amruthesh, 2011).
Consequently, in our hospital, a central in-hospital cardiac arrest team was implemented a few years ago. This team comprises one emergency physician and an experienced intensive care nurse who are available 24 hours a day by emergency call and can reach every in-hospital emergency within 4 minutes.