MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena Recognized for Excellence

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The MidMichigan Medical Center of Alpena has been recognized once again for its excellence.The Medical Center has made the Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 list of 100 Great Community Hospitals. According to the review, the rewarded hospitals are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction, and overall excellence.The hospitals honored play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for healthcare. President of the Medical Center, Karmon Bjella says, “It’s an honor to see that our dedication to promoting good health has been recognized by a respected organization such as Becker’s hospital review”.The review selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of key awards, rankings, and certifications, in addition to the hospital’s reputation for leadership and innovation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hinks Elementary School Flies High With Academics & Other With Major AwardsNext New Parking Changes Downtownlast_img read more

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Premier league Ref Adade calls for massive security at match centers

first_imgA Kumasi-based Referee Sarfo Adade is calling for improved security at the various stadia in the country during matches in the Glo premier league games.Referee Adade who was assistant referee in the Glo Premier League third week fixture between Wa All Stars and Medeama SC in Wa was attacked after the game by masseur of Wa All Stars, Yunus Papa.Premier league referees over the years have come under serious assaults at match venues and Referee Adade in an interview with Luv fm’s Delali Atiase wants the Ghana Football Association to engage military personnel to compliment efforts of Police personnel who are often overwhelmed by such incidents.“The match officials do not have maximum security because of some security personnel affiliations to the clubs. Unless the GFA decides to use the military personnel, security at the match venues will remain the same and the security of match referees will always not be guaranteed,” said Referee Sarfo Adadelast_img read more

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Bility formally submits his bid for the Fifa presidency

first_imgLiberia FA president Musa Bility says his campaign team have successfully submitted his candidacy to Fifa to stand in February’s presidential elections.The 48-year-old’s campaign manager, Edwin Snowe, met with Fifa’s acting secretary general Marcus Kattner on Monday morning at the world governing body’s headquarters in Zurich.Bility has received the backing of the five member associations necessary to stand, which have been passed on to Fifa’s Electoral Committee.”I am a very happy man,” Bility told BBC Sport from his base in Liberia.Bility is only the second African to formally stand for the Fifa presidency, after reigning Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou – currently the acting Fifa president given Sepp Blatter’s suspension – tried and failed in the 2002 elections.”If we are to change football, then we have to make sure that those have been running Fifa for the last 20-25 years have nothing to do with it,” Bility added. “Musa’s candidacy has been officially received by Fifa,” Snowe told BBC Sport from Fifa’s office in Switzerland.Two other African men have also confirmed their intentions to stand.On Saturday, South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale announced his bid to run, but it is unclear whether he has the backing of the five nominations needed.That is also the situation with former Nigeria international Segun Odegbami who made his intentions known last month.Musa Bility joins Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein of Jordan, former Trinidad and Tobago international David Nakhid, one-time Fifa deputy secretary general Jerome Champagne and Michel Platini in registering for February’s elections. The candidacy for Uefa chief Platini is unclear since he is currently serving a 90-day suspension by Fifa’s Ethics Committee, which the Frenchman is appealing.All presidential candidates will have to pass integrity checks, carried out by the Electoral Committee, before being allowed to take part in the election set for 26 February.Presidential hopefuls have until midnight on Monday to submit their candidacies for approval.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports.last_img read more

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Take My Wi-Fi, Please

first_imgTags:#home#home routers#routers#security#Wi-Fi#wireless networking Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement “Give me your phone!” “I told you three times, already!”This exact scene has played out several times in my house. The conversation has even more looping subroutines when it involves my parents. No one, it seems, can type in my complicated password on their tiny smartphone touchscreens. At least, not on the first or second try. That is about to change: I will no longer have a password on my home Wi-Fi.You’re welcome.A Win For The Sharing EconomyThe first thing that friends and family ask when they visit is: “What’s your Wi-Fi password?” No more. Now, anyone who enters my home—or ventures nearby—will have instant, unfettered access to all the World Wide Web has to offer.With my move to the tourist mecca that is San Francisco, I expect more guests and visitors, all of whom will probably ask to use my Wi-Fi with less bashfulness than they ask to use the bathroom.I don’t make houseguests sign in before “consuming” my water, electricity or heat. If neighbors need to borrow something—a cup of sugar, perhaps, or my lawnmower—they are welcome, no signature required. Why not bandwidth? My monthly cost for high-speed Internet is probably less than the value I receive as a homeowner by having happy neighbors who keep well-tended homes and look out for one another.Perhaps my simple act of sharing will improve life in the neighborhood, if just a little.Consider leaving my Wi-Fi network open my part in enabling the “sharing economy.”   “Just tell me your password again!” It’s not just service providers. Apple’s new AirPort Extreme, the company’s pricey new Wi-Fi router, lists “guest networking” as one of its core benefits:With the guest networking feature, you can set up a separate Wi‑Fi network just for guests. Use a different password or no password at all. A guest network allows access only to the Internet, so your primary network — including any external hard drive, printer, or other LAN-attached device — remains secure.And Apple’s far from alone. There’s a long list of routers that support guest networks. You just need to be willing to go through a brief setup process to configure your guest network—and you, too, can be out of the handing-out-passwords business. “Just give me your phone!” “No! Give me your password!” Not Afraid Of The Bad GuysI am not terribly concerned that “hackers” will somehow discover I have a unsecured connection and use it for nefarious deeds. Hackers already have access to bandwidth. Are they really going to show up in my neighborhood, where retirees seem to love nothing more than to putter outside during the day? Watchful neighborhood eyes peering out the windows late at night are more likely to expose a hacker that any network security tools I can install.My Wi-Fi network password contains—or once did—a capital letter, several numbers and a symbol. It’s unlikely the bad guys are even slowed down by this. Just last month, for example, we learned that the password that Apple generates for establishing an iPhone hotspot is, well, apparently very easy to crack:According to researchers at Germany’s University of Erlangen, the way that the (iPhone) keys are generated—with a combination of a short English word along with random numbers—is predictable to the point where the researchers are able to crack the hotspot password in less than a minute. Teenagers: Get Off My Virtual LawnThe only good reason to lock access to my Wi-Fi: teenagers.Nearly all teenagers have smartphones. The likelihood is that most have hard data caps for these devices. This means they rely on Wi-Fi for much of their streaming, photo uploading, video sharing, and general 24/7 connectivity.Having a teenager of my own has made me acutely aware of how today’s teens, fully and continuously connected to everyone on the planet via smartphone, have a legitimate problem contemplating the world beyond arm’s length. If there’s an open Wi-Fi connection available, odds are they will jump on, guilt-free and unconcerned about hogging some good Samaritan’s bandwidth.I’m no prude. Queries such as “Kate Upton nude video” or “guy who breaks leg on skateboard” don’t upset me. Rather, I am a bit worried that a gaggle of bandwidth-devouring teens might put me in the crosshairs of my broadband provider’s customer-service department. Or worse, their lawyers.Somewhat Afraid Of The LawyersWith my last network service provider, I (unknowingly) agreed to an “Acceptable Use Policy.”  I have mightily edited their very direct stipulations. Acceptable use comes with numerous limits (my highlights in bold).You agree not to use the Service for or in the pursuit of illegal purposes.You agree not to directly or indirectly allow a third party to use the Service in an illegal or unsuitable manner.You agree not to use the Service for harassment, threats, verbal abuse, and persistent unwanted contact of any kind.  You agree not to post or transmit fraudulent information on or through the Service.  You agree not to post or transmit any unsolicited material through any active medium such as email, chat, messaging, chain letters, advertisements, jokes, etc.  You agree not to post or transmit any disruptive content. This can include, but is not limited to, material that is considered obscene, offensive, or extremely controversial.  This Service is intended for personal, periodic, and active use of the World Wide Web, email, news groups, games and file transfers; You may stay connected so long as You are using the Service for this purpose.You will not use continued and sustained excessive bandwidth as defined by the TDS Terms of Service in connection with Your use of the Service. You may not resell the Service or redistribute or reconfigure the Service to allow others to use the Service in an illegal, fraudulent or inappropriate manner.Interpretation will be at the sole discretion of TDS.Can I trust my neighbors—and their children—to abide by the rules I have signed up for? Always? Honestly, I don’t know. I am prepared to take that risk, however. Somebody has to start this.Pay It ForwardIn fact, it seems that a movement toward open access has already begun. At least, in baby steps. Last month, Comcast unveiled a plan where its Xfinity home routers will provide Wi-Fi service to the paying customer’s home at the same time that it broadcasts public access to Wi-Fi. (The router will partition the two networks so the public doesn’t have access to the customer’s local network.)Access to “roaming” Xfinity customers will be offered free. “Guests” are offered two hours per month for free—with the option to pay for additional hours. Comcast says this plan will not affect paying customers’ access or bandwidth. A lot of places that used to charge for Wi-Fi are now offering it as a freebie. Connectivity is becoming as indispensable for a business as bathroom facilities, possibly as important as heating and air conditioning. Starbucks, which used to charge, went free years ago. I suspect these venues are realizing that it costs far more to collect payment and handle customer support than to simply offer this amenity—which, by the way, makes it easier to use their mobile apps and services. Target and Macy’s are offering free Wi-Fi: If you can’t find something in their stores, you’ll order it online, on your phone—but probably on their online stores, which are heavily promoted when you log in. It turns out there’s money in this free Wi-Fi idea.The Power Of NetworkingIf businesses can treat their customers—”guests,” as Target likes to call them—this well, why can’t we treat our actual guests as hospitably when we invite them into our homes?A guy named Bob Metcalfe invented Ethernet, the networking protocol that powers Wi-Fi. He also coined Metcalfe’s Law, which says that “the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system.”That sounds good, though I can’t see what direct value I’ll get by opening up my Wi-Fi. I just know that I get to be a good host, and cut out one everyday hassle. The network will take care of itself, if we just drop this pointless barrier. Images courtesy of Flickr user angermann, Wikimedia and Apple Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … brian s hall Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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National Youth Championships day one – boys’ division

first_imgBy BEN HARRISNew South Wales Touch Association Development Team nearly caused a boil-over in the boys’ division when they drew with defending premiers New South Wales Combined High Schools on day one of the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Wednesday.In a highly entertaining match, NSWTA Development led 3-2 at half-time and leading again 6-5 with a minute to go.However, NSWCHS managed to grab the equaliser to settle for a draw.The drawn match allowed Central Queensland Bulls to finish on top of the Pool A standings after day one.The Bulls bagged three wins from their three matches; big wins against their fellow Queensland rivals – Brisbane City Cobras and Sunshine Coast Pineapples – and South Australia Heat.NSWCHS and NSWTA Development are second and third respectively on 12 points with Cobras further back on six.It is a lot tighter in Pool B with Queensland Secondary Schools Touch and New South Wales Independent Schools leading the way on 14 points following their undefeated start.Like their counterparts in the girls’ division, QSST ran in touchdowns for fun, averaging 14 touchdowns a game on day one.They have a percentage for and against record of 2100%.NSWCIS are second following their comfortable wins and 2012 boys’ champions New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges are third and Western Tigers are fourth.It appears those will be the four teams to fight it out for the semi-final spots as the fifth-placed team, Victoria, are eight points further back on two.Day two throws up three huge matches with NSWCHS meeting the Bulls in the morning, later NSWCCC will try to get over NSWCIS, and finally the Bulls go head-to-head with NSWTA Development.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksBoys’ NYC day onelast_img read more

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9 months agoNewcastle not interested in Cabaye reunion

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle not interested in Cabaye reunionby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United will not sign former midfielder Yohan Cabaye on a free transfer.The 32-year-old was this week released by Al Nasr after just six months at the club.Cabaye was part of the Toon squad that finished fifth in the Premier League in 2011/12, leading to some fans asking for his return. However, the Shields Gazette says manage Rafa Benitez has other priorities for signings this month.The Spaniard is focused on signing a number 10, a winger and a left-back. last_img read more

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Barbados to Remove Visa Requirements for Haitians

first_img “Those tenets relate to non-discrimination and relate to not treating anyone outside of the community in a more favourable manner than we treat each other in the community,” she said. Story Highlights The Barbadian Government has indicated that it will remove the visa requirements for Haitians travelling to that country as it seeks to be more inclusive in its treatment of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals. This is according to Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, who said the stipulation “breaches the fundamental tenets that bind us together under the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas”. The Barbadian Government has indicated that it will remove the visa requirements for Haitians travelling to that country as it seeks to be more inclusive in its treatment of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals.This is according to Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, who said the stipulation “breaches the fundamental tenets that bind us together under the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas”.“Those tenets relate to non-discrimination and relate to not treating anyone outside of the community in a more favourable manner than we treat each other in the community,” she said.Ms. Mottley was addressing the opening ceremony for the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Wednesday (July 4) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.She pointed out that this arrangement is unfair, given that persons who are not members of the community are allowed to travel freely into the Caribbean without visas, and that Haiti “took the extraordinary step of signing the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and committing to a CARICOM single market and single economy”.The Revised Treaty establishing CARICOM, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), was signed in 2001.Among the objectives are improved standard of living and work in member countries; accelerated, coordinated and sustained economic development; and an organisation for increased production and productivity.The Meeting of the CARICOM Heads is being held from July 4 to 6. Among the key agenda items are crime and violence, disaster management and climate change, and the CSME.The Conference of Heads of Government, which consists of the Heads of Government of the Member States, is the supreme organ of the Caribbean Community and determines and provides its policy direction.last_img read more

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Opinion Michigans resurgence a blessing for Ohio State college football

Then sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Credit: Lantern File PhotoSince the turn of the century, Michigan has been to five BCS Bowls. The Wolverines won two: a three-point victory in the Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech in 2012 and a one-point victory over Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl. However, their Rose Bowl performances have been utter disappointments. Additionally, they have yet to participate in the Big Ten Championship Game.Since 1950, Michigan has captured one national championship; Ohio State has won seven.Since the turn of the century, Purdue’s four wins over OSU are more than Michigan’s three.Simply put, Michigan football has been marred in recent decades by coaching instability, poor quarterback play and an inability to win The Game.Having said this, the question as to the annual significance of the OSU-Michigan game must be raised. Seemingly, rivalries like the Auburn-Alabama, OSU-Michigan State, LSU-Alabama and Oregon-Stanford have overshadowed The Game due to recent dominance by the men in scarlet and gray. In fact, in most of our lifetimes, only one game between the two comes to mind as meaningful; a clash of the titans, per se. That one game, however, epitomizes the importance of The Game, as I can recall every little detail despite having been just a little 9-year-old Buckeye without a master’s degree in OSU fandom.The game of the centuryIt was a pleasant fall afternoon in Hudson, Ohio. Autumn leaves fell from high above as the sun departed from the clear blue sky. Inside our neighbor’s house, our family and friends reminisced over school systems, neighborhood drama and our crazy families. Meanwhile, two hours south down I-71, the same could not be stated. College GameDay set up shop on the OSU campus to promote the heavyweight title fight between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation. When Lee Corso donned the Michigan helmet in front of thousands of Buckeyes, he was met with ruthless replies to the likes of, “Corso sucks!”Regardless, this game clearly had a special place in the rivalry’s history, as to this day it remains the only installment of The Game to ever kick off at 3:30 p.m. in ESPN/ABC’s primetime window. The town was buzzing. The hype was tremendous. Ohio Stadium was bursting with excitement. And the Big Ten was ready to put one of its two signature programs in the national championship game.Dubbed “The Game of the Century” as kickoff became imminent, conversation back in Hudson swayed to BCS projections, to quarterbacks Troy Smith vs. Chad Henne and to the duel between two coaching greats, Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr. Finally, OSU won the coin toss, deferred to the second half, and Michigan prepared to receive the opening kickoff in what would go down as one of the greatest college football games not only in the OSU-Michigan rivalry, but of all time.After trading touchdowns on their opening possessions, both teams followed by exchanging punts. In the beginning of the second quarter, the Buckeyes took their first lead behind a Beanie Wells 52-yard touchdown run. Add on two Smith touchdown throws — one to Ted Ginn Jr. and the other to Anthony Gonzalez — offset by one Michigan touchdown, and OSU would take a two-touchdown lead into the second half.The ‘Shoe was hopping. The family room in which I watched the game was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. I realized that the Buckeyes were just two quarters of solid football from the national championship game.Unfortunately, no football game comes without adversity. OSU would learn that the hard way.In the blink of an eye, the Scarlet and Gray went three-and-out, conceded a touchdown and compounded the mistakes with a pivotal interception captured by Michigan defensive lineman Alan Branch.Great teams, however, overcome adversity and respond stronger.The Buckeyes proceeded to stymie the Michigan offense and held it to just a field goal, and they soon after responded with a touchdown of their own. All of a sudden it was a two-score game. All of a sudden the dream of two national championships in a four-year span was unfolding before my very eyes.After a couple of series of mistake-filled football, Michigan started the fourth quarter in the red zone, down 11. Running back Mike Hart scored two plays later, cutting the lead to just four. A Buckeye fumble followed, but Michigan could not capitalize.OSU would then not miss this opportunity to close the game out for good. An 11-play, 83-yard, season-defining drive ensued, punctuated by Brian Robiskie’s 13-yard touchdown grab.With just over five minutes remaining, it seemed as if OSU had its plane ticket to Glendale, Arizona, booked, but Michigan, once again, as great teams do, fought back.A clutch 11-play, 81-yard drive capped off by Tyler Ecker’s 16-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion brought the Wolverines to within three. An onside kick could reverse the course of college football history.But it wasn’t meant to be that day for the Maize and Blue. Ginn secured the onside kick, the victory and a date with Florida in the championship game.Pandemonium infiltrated the exit stairways of Ohio Stadium and followed students and alumni alike to the High Street bars and to drives up and down I-71 home. This was a classic OSU-Michigan game, magnificent in quality of play and implications. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about many of the games played recently.A new eraEven with the advent of the College Football Playoff and the resurrection of the Wolverines, it is naive to expect every clash in the next decade to become a de facto qualifier for the Big Ten Championship Game, and thereby the playoff. It is way too early to elevate Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer to the status of Woody Hayes vs. Bo Schembechler and to associate any upcoming OSU-Michigan game with the great ones from the “10 year war.”However, with Michigan beginning to supplant itself as an annual contender, this rivalry that has seemingly lost a bit of its luster should and will revive its tension. And no college football fan can deny that an intriguing and relevant OSU-Michigan game is the greatest game on turf.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine showdown to match the classic that was the 2006 clash; just every once in awhile it would be appreciated that the two of the most historic programs in college football provide a game that is worthy of the national spotlight it inevitably attracts.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine clash to be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash of the titans. Sometimes, in fact, it adds to the rivalry when one team has the opportunity to undermine the rival’s playoff aspirations even amidst a disappointing season.But, thinking about the potential of the OSU-Michigan game turning into the must-see game every year is tantalizing. What if someday, the Buckeyes and Wolverines somehow met for the national championship? It’s definitely not impossible given the precedent the CFP committee has set on schedule strength, margin of victory and quality of loss.It would be tough to deny a one-loss OSU team that traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the No. 2 team preparing to face undefeated and No. 1 Michigan. And this scenario is coming sooner rather than later, especially with the recruiting standards Meyer and Harbaugh are currently setting.Gone are the days of Michigan being worse than Purdue. Home are the days of Michigan being the archenemy it was destined to be. And I can’t wait. Nor can the world of college football. read more

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Mazzarri issues Roma warning

first_imgWalter Mazzarri warned his Torino side “to be perfect” if they want to stop a strong Roma team beating them tomorrow.Mazzarri and his Torino team had a chaotic transfer deadline day, where Roberto Soriano, Koffi Djidji and Simone Zaza all signed.The Torino has called on his team to put in a great shift tomorrow. Football Italia reports.“I thank those who are here and apologise if I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to those who left,” said Mazzarri in his Press conference ahead of the game against Roma.“The season begins tomorrow with a very important match. Now I’d like to talk more about Roma than the transfer market, as I want my players to remain concentrated.”Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Roma have done extraordinary things to strengthen their midfield. They were already a great team last season and did so well under Eusebio Di Francesco, so we have to perfect against them to hope for a result.”“I believe in hard work and tactical organisation. I gave the club some indications on which players to sign and how many we needed, but the markets are still open elsewhere and we will try to whittle down the squad.”“In my career, when given the right number of players, I’ve always managed to get 110 per cent out of my players. If the lads are ready to work hard, we can do great things together.”“Fitness is an essential condition for me and in order to choose a starting XI, I must have guarantees on their fitness. We’ve got to stop Roma playing their game and do our best going forward.”last_img read more

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