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Finding help and hope to avoid suicide

first_imgMaking sense of suicideGallanos said it’s not uncommon for everyone to experience some degree of shock while responding to a suicide.“The biggest question we have around suicide is ‘Why? Why would someone take their life?’” Gallanos said. “That makes it difficult because that’s why suicide is such a profound loss. We don’t always have the answers to why someone takes their life.” Listen to part one of the interview about safe messaging:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/03/09suicide.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)“Nobody cares about me. I won’t be around any longer to worry about it.”Gallanos said many of those contemplating suicide are unlikely to say it directly, and many of the indications will come in coded language or messages.“Maybe it’s important that I invite the question about if they’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or thinking about killing themselves,” Gallanos said. “Very difficult question to ask, but very critical and important question to ask.” Alcohol & Substance Abuse | Community | Health | Mental Health | Public Safety | SpiritFinding help and hope to avoid suicideMarch 10, 2016 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:(Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)After Monday morning’s incident in which a Juneau woman took her own life at the entrance of the Dimond Courthouse, we talked to local specialists about suicide issues.James Gallanos is a prevention program coordinator with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Behavioral Health.In an interview that aired in three parts on KTOO’s Morning Edition program, Gallanos talked about the Careline Alaska, safe messaging by the media during coverage of a public suicide, how to talk or comfort those who may have witnessed a suicide, and what to listen for if a family member or friend is contemplating suicide.Safe messagingGallanos said safe messaging by the media includes avoiding images which show the method or location of a suicide.“How can we cover a story while, at the same time, use words and phrases that are less harmful, more hopeful and helpful for people affected by the loss,” Gallanos said.center_img Listen to part two of the interview about talking to witnesses of a suicide:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/03/10suicide.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.(Since this interview with Gallanos on Tuesday, KTOO was able to determine that a group of children believed to be in the vicinity of the Dimond Courthouse during Monday morning’s incident was too far away to actually see what had happened.) Listen to part three of the interview about talking to those who may be contemplating suicide:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/03/11suicide.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Share this story:last_img read more

UAS campuses celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | University of AlaskaUAS campuses celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ DayOctober 7, 2017 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Indigenous People’s Day is Monday, and the University of Alaska Southeast will mark the occasion with academic discussions and deer stew.In June, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation officially recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Alaska. Alaska is the second state to replace Columbus Day by refocusing the day on Native culture.Kolene James is the coordinator for the UAS Native and Rural Student Center.“We have faculty and staff at all three campuses putting together the programs, ” James said earlier this week on A Juneau Afternoon. “We are working with our local tribes, so come and join us for some good conversations about decolonization and the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”Alaska State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes and UAS Professor Lance Twitchell are among the Indigenous Peoples’ Day speakers in Juneau. (Photo courtesy Juneau Public Library)Events in Juneau will culminate in a panel discussion and a traditional foods demonstration at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, followed by a performance by local dance group Woosh.ji.een.UAS and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will also stream events on Facebook Live.A full list of Indigenous Peoples’ Day events is available at http://www.uas.alaska.edu/indigenous-day/.Share this story:last_img read more

Alaska’s seafood industry says the U.S.-China trade war is costing it dearly

first_imgAleutians | Economy | Federal Government | Fisheries | Nation & World | Politics | Southcentral | Southeast | Southwest | State GovernmentAlaska’s seafood industry says the U.S.-China trade war is costing it dearlyMarch 1, 2019 by Aaron Bolton, KBBI-Homer Share:Homer Harbor. (Photo by KBBI)The trade war with China is impacting Alaska’s seafood industry.The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Jeremy Woodrow, citing a recent industry survey, told the House Fisheries Committee Wednesday that the industry blames Chinese tariffs.“Of the members that responded back to us, 65 percent reported they had immediate lost sales from the increase of these tariffs, 50 percent reported delays in their sales and 36 percent reported that they lost customers in China just due to these tariffs” Woodrow explained. “Another 21 percent reported that they had unanticipated costs because of the trade conflict.”Alaska sold nearly $989 million worth of seafood to China in 2017. Not all Alaska seafood is bound by the Chinese tariffs imposed in retaliation to the Trump administration’s own tariffs on Chinese goods. Flatfish like flounder are subject to tariffs, though Alaska pink salmon processed in China and re-exported are not.But Woodrow said poor relations between the two countries makes some Chinese buyers reluctant to buy Alaska seafood anyway. China is Alaska’s largest foreign market, and Woodrow warned that finding new outlets will take time.“I think everybody would love to be able to pivot and find new markets rather quickly, but the Chinese market is something that the Alaska seafood industry and ASMI has been actively engaging in for over two decades,” he said. “If we do get China back, that’s great. If not, we can expect it will take time to develop new markets.”President Donald Trump has said an end to the trade war with China is imminent. But on Wednesday, a top U.S. trade official told Congress he’s less optimistic.Share this story:last_img read more

Apple smashes records with jump in revenue and soaring iPhone sales

first_imgTuesday 27 January 2015 4:46 pm Apple’s results are in, and Tim Cook will have good reason to smile tonight.For the quarter ended 27 December iPhone sales shot up 46 per cent to 74.5m units, far outpacing analysts’ forecasts of 65m. The tech giant enjoyed a record first-quarter profit of $18bn at $3.06 per share. Analysts were expecting Apple to report earnings of $2.60 a share. Sales rose to a whopping $74.6bn or 30 per cent year-on-year.At the same time last year, it recorded record quarterly revenue of $57.6bn. Cook said demand for the company’s products had risen “to an all-time high”. The last quarter is usually the most profitable thanks to Christmas shopping.Analysts had expected quarterly revenue to come in at around $63.4bn. Wall Street’s revenue consensus has risen 6.2 per cent since September as a result of strong demand for the iPhone 6.Apple’s iPads proved a disappointment with sales falling  18 per cent to 21.4m on the back of fierce competition. Apple boss Tim Cook said in a press release:We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high.Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal.Revenue in China climbed 70 per cent and Apple plans to open a further 25 stores in the country. Many thought China would be the major highlight of today’s results. UBS predicted China will account for 36 per cent of sales versus 24 per cent in the US.Apple expects to rake in between $52bn and $55bn for the first quarter, with a gross margin of 38.5-39.5 per cent.  Tags: Apple whatsapp whatsapp Jeff Misenti Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online Game Apple smashes records with jump in revenue and soaring iPhone sales Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

Premium / On the wires: Uber-bullish RH Jansen unshakeable on M&A – bad news for Hapag shareholders?

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 15/10/2019 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* Reset Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset Your Password “Now there are five to seven large [container shipping] companies in the world – there is no point in being any larger. We have estimated that further mergers would yield savings of 2%, which is not comparable to the savings achieved in previous years. It is better to concentrate on providing a better, more efficient service, because this will save well over 2 percent.” – Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, Q&A with The MediTelegraph, published on 14 October 2019.Mr Jansen (pictured … LOGIN Password* << Go back Forgotten your password? Please click here Premium subscriber LOGIN Email*last_img read more

Canadian debt obligations declined in 2014

first_imgJames Langton “Speculative-grade bond and bank credit facility maturities rose by 37% to $37 billion, but investment-grade bond maturities decreased by 32% to $45 billion,” said Jennifer Gioia, an associate analyst with Moody’s. “The increase in speculative-grade maturities reflects strong issuance amid low interest rates and accommodating credit markets.” “We expect that Canadian debt maturities will peak in 2019 at $29 billion, which amounts to 63% of all debt maturing in the next four years,” added Tiina Siilaberg, assistant vice president at Moody’s. “But near-term risk is very low, given that only $6 billion is due in 2015, the lowest one-year amount since our 2012 study.” Of the $29 billion maturing in 2019, $13 billion is in investment-grade debt and the remaining $16 billion is speculative-grade debt. Furthermore, the Moody’s report notes that these debt maturities are highly concentrated among a few issuers and industries. “The energy, natural resources and chemicals industries have the most debt maturing, accounting for around 41% of debt coming due in 2015-19,” said Adam McLaren, a Moody’s analyst, followed by telecommunications, technology and media, with a combined 29%, and automotive and aerospace, with 9%. Most Canadian issuers have stable outlooks, the Moody’s report says, with only 7% having negative outlooks, down from 20% in 2014. However, the report notes that the growing U.S. economy “points to a likely rise in interest rates during 2015-19, which is a key risk.” Nevertheless, the Moody’s report says to expect corporate credit quality to remain stable in 2015 — and it suggests that most Canadian non-financial companies will be able to refinance their debt. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadian corporate debt obligations declined slightly in 2014, but debt maturities are slated to peak in 2019, suggests a new report from Moody’s Investors Service Inc. The New York-based credit-rating agency says that debt issued by Canada’s non-financial companies, and maturing in 2015-19, declined by 5% in 2014 to $83 billion, primarily because of a drop in investment-grade maturities. last_img read more

FACT SHEET: 100 Days In, Biden-Harris Administration Makes History with Presidential Appointees

first_imgFACT SHEET: 100 Days In, Biden-Harris Administration Makes History with Presidential Appointees The White HouseToday, the White House Office of Presidential Personnel is releasing new data about the historic number and diversity of presidential appointees hired by Day 100 of the Biden-Harris Administration.The Biden-Harris Administration put in place its Statutory Cabinet faster than any other Administration since President Reagan. President Biden has also announced his intent to nominate 233 individuals to serve in Senate-confirmed leadership roles across the Executive Branch – more nominees than any past administration has announced by the 100-day mark.Many of these Administration leaders have broken new ground. Lloyd Austin is the first Black Secretary of Defense. Janet Yellen is the first woman to be Secretary of the Treasury. Alejandro Mayorkas is the first Latino and immigrant to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. Xavier Becerra is the first Latino to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Deb Haaland, the Secretary of the Interior, is the first Native American to ever serve as a Cabinet Secretary. Pete Buttigieg is the first openly LGBTQ person to serve in the Cabinet. Cecilia Rouse is the first woman of color to chair the Council of Economic Advisors and Katherine Tai is the first woman of color to serve as U.S. Trade Representative. Avril Haines is the first woman to lead the U.S. intelligence community. Rachel Levine is the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, Robert Santos will be the first person of color to be Director of the United States Census Bureau and Stacey Dixon will be the highest-ranking Black woman in the intelligence community.Even as the Senate continues to confirm the President’s highly qualified nominees, the White House Office of Presidential Personnel has hired nearly 1,500 presidential appointees to serve in key agency positions that do not require Senate confirmation – double the number of appointees hired by any prior administration by the 100-day mark. And, consistent with President Biden’s commitment to leveraging the talent, creativity, and expertise of the American people to build an Administration that looks like America, more than half of all Biden appointees are women, and half identify as non-white – numbers that set a new bar for future Administrations.Of the approximately 1,500 agency appointees hired by President Biden so far:58% are women18% identify as Black or African American 15% identify as Latino or Hispanic15% identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander3% identify as Middle Eastern or North African2% identify as American Indian or Alaska Native14% identify as LGBTQ+4% are veterans3% identify as disabled or having a disability15% were the first in their families to go to college32% are naturalized citizens or the children of immigrantsPresident Biden’s commitment to representation from communities that haven’t always been at the table can be seen across the federal government. At the U.S. Department of Labor – the agency on the frontlines of the crisis facing women in the workforce across the country – nearly 70 percent of all appointees are women. At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, nearly 40 percent of all appointees are first-generation. At the U.S. Department of Education, 1 in 4 of all appointees are the first in their family to graduate from college and 1 in 3 are former educators. And at the U.S Department of Interior, 1 in 5 of all appointees are American Indian or Alaska Natives. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, African, Alaska, america, american, Asia, Austin, Eastern, Government, health, Human Services, India, Katherine, Middle East, pacific, United States, White Houselast_img read more

NZMA backs Govt plans to help Kiwis go smokefree

first_imgNZMA backs Govt plans to help Kiwis go smokefree Most people who smoke wish they didn’t – nowthe NZ Medical Association is endorsing the Government’s blueprint to help all New Zealanders, especially future generations, live free of tobacco and regrets.The NZMA has written to the Government strongly supporting the proposed Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan.NZMA Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey says the NZMA has for several years been at the forefront of advocacy for making Aotearoa an essentially smokefree nation by 2025.“Our 2017 position statement called on the Government to develop an action plan to achieve Smokefree 2025 with a strong emphasis on Māori-focussed outcomes,” Dr Humphrey says.“We are pleased to note that the proposals contain several of the measures that we have been calling for as well as some new measures. If implemented in full, we believe that the action plan offers a realistic chance of realising the 2025 goal.“More than eighty percent of smokers wish they never started – we want to save New Zealanders from that regret and instead lead healthy smokefree lives.”NZMA strongly supports all the proposed measures:· Making tobacco products less available· Licensing retailers of tobacco and vaping products· Reducing the number of smoked tobacco product retailers· Restricting sale of smoked tobacco products to a limited number of specific store types· Introducing a smokefree generation policy· Measures to make smoked tobacco products less addictive and appealing· Reducing nicotine in smoked tobacco products to very low levels· Prohibiting filters in cigarettes· Prohibiting innovations aimed at increasing the appeal and addictiveness of smoked tobacco products· Making tobacco products less affordable· Setting a minimum price for all tobacco products to complement existing excise tax measuresTo read our full submission, click here.· The NZMA is New Zealand’s largest medical organisation with about 5000 members from all areas of medicine. The NZMA aims to provide leadership of the medical profession, and to promote professional unity and values, and the health of all New Zealanders.‍ /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:future, future generation, Government, health, healthcare, leadership, medicine, New Zealand, New Zealand Medical Association, NZ, NZMA, outcomes, Smoke, smoking, tax, vapinglast_img read more

Blog: Huawei looks for privacy boost from machine learning

first_img Previous ArticleAlibaba, Tencent to inject $10B into China UnicomNext ArticleSecuring new tech users a pressing challenge – Google Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Blog: Could Apple’s App Store row hurt its 5G entry? Author Blog: Driving through a Covid-proof event Tags HomeBlog Blog: Huawei looks for privacy boost from machine learning Relatedcenter_img AppleHuawei AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 JUN 2017 On the same day Apple was holding its 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in California, US, I was on the other side of the world talking software with Huawei in Shenzhen, China.At first glance, there seems to be little in common between the two. Apple can rightly claim to have pioneered the modern smartphone market with the iPhone and its iOS platform, sweeping away the first-generation of devices and causing years of pain for many of the vendors which had previously ruled the roost.Huawei, meanwhile, worked its way up from the bottom, to become an effective challenger in the premium market only within the last few years. And it is working with the Google-controlled Android platform, as are its key rivals both at home and abroad.But there are some similarities, not least around machine learning and on-device intelligence. Machine learning was a topic which came up multiple times throughout Apple’s WWDC presentation, with the company’s CoreML technology giving developers access to on-device processing which will enable apps to “predict, learn and become more intelligent”.Huawei took the same tack, noting how monitoring people’s preferences can be used to improve app performance – for example preparing WeChat for launch when the alarm rings in the morning, or pushing background apps to a low-power state to run in the background.What was particularly notable about Huawei’s presentation was the focus on privacy.Christophe Coutelle, VP of software marketing for the vendor, said: “It is important to say that it is running on the device. We are not learning about your habits in the cloud. We are not profiling you. We are running that on the device.”While Huawei uses the same Android platform as rivals, it is one of the companies – alongside Samsung in the top tier – which also uses its own silicon.“Because we control the native apps, the system, the chipsets, we have the capacity to run things on the device and not necessarily to upload information to the cloud,” Coutelle continued.Privacy on paradeThis ethos extends to some of Huawei’s apps. Its Highlights photo curation feature, for example, groups photos into collections, along the lines of Google Photos.“We believe there may be some privacy concerns, and not everybody is OK to upload all their pictures to Google Photo, and then having suggested sharing. This may raise concerns,” Coutelle said.“We believe there is value in running tagging and classification on the device. We are taking more the Apple route, I would say, rather than the Google one,” he continued.Of course, as long as Huawei is running Android, Google will have a significant influence over the products and services offered by the device, which can make differentiation a challenge.“I have to say, the relationship has improved a lot, and I can see over time the relationship getting more and more balanced, of course because of our market share, our presence in China. There are even some implementations that we have been doing in EMUI [Huawei’s UI platform] that have been influencing the way that Android has been developed,” the executive said.“There is a dialogue, there are a few items on which they are willing to discuss, and others on which they are completely closed. It depends on their strategy. I think it’s quite easy to see what they are trying to push at the moment,” he continued.Of course, any discussion with Huawei which includes a discussion about privacy needs to include the all-important China question. It is not that long ago that the company’s networks business was involved in a massive spat in the US over whether its equipment could be used in operator networks, for fear it could be used for nefarious purposes.With Huawei touting its on-device processing capabilities as a competitive differentiator, I asked Coutelle whether the company was being so open about its activities around privacy as a way to cut-off any lingering doubts – or quash them before they begin.“We are Huawei. We are a global brand, but we are very cautious, extremely cautious – even more maybe than other brands – about making sure there is no privacy concerns with us,” he said.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Blog Steve Costello Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more last_img read more

Ivory Coast consumers demand mobile money tax cut

first_img Chris Donkin Home Ivory Coast consumers demand mobile money tax cut Airtel Africa taps Mastercard in latest money unit sale Tags Related Ethiopian PM counts cost of mobile money restriction MTN expects fintech spin-off within a year An Ivory Coast consumer association denounced escalating taxes on mobile money transactions in the country and demanded the complete removal of the levies, Le Monde Afrique reported.In a statement to the newspaper, Jean-Baptiste Koffi, president of the Confederation des Consommateurs de Cote d’Ivoire, said a 7.2 per cent increase in tax rates on mobile money payments and cash transfers damaged the country’s financial inclusion effort.The federation, which represents ten different consumer groups in the country, stated that less than a fifth of consumers in Ivory Coast have access to bank accounts.It noted the traditionally low cost of transactions using mobile money services had led to a “dynamic” industry, but the increase in government levies made it “more expensive for consumers to use an accessible service that has started to enter our habits.”Le Monde Afrique estimates XOF15 billion ($25.8 million) is transacted through mobile money in Ivory Coast on a daily basis. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Ivory Coastmobile money Author Previous ArticleVapor IO targets faster edge compute deploymentsNext ArticleCongress grills Sprint, T-Mobile on rural coverage Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 FEB 2019 last_img read more