UPDATE 03/05/2020: Since the publication of this blog, the HIMSS 2020 conference in Orlando has been canceled. If you’d like to learn more about our solutions, please visit the Dell Technologies Healthcare page. On March 10 -12, 2020, the Dell Technologies Healthcare-Life Sciences team will join 45,000 health IT professionals, clinicians and executives from around the world in Orlando, Florida at the HIMSS20 Annual Conference & Exhibition, one of the largest health IT events in the industry. This year’s conference theme is “Be the change,” and Dell Technologies is helping our customers and partners “be the change” with our solutions that combine a “patient-first” and a “data-first” perspective to accelerate safer and smarter patient care diagnosis and treatment.With our company’s social impact goals to transform the lives of a 1 billion people by 2030 with healthcare being an important area where technology can have an enormous impact, our innovative end-to-end technology solutions, from edge to core to cloud can help deliver enduring results.Our broad portfolio of software, hardware, platforms, solutions, and services aligned with our robust partner ecosystem is helping healthcare organizations around the world execute on their initiatives for Health IT, Precision Medicine, Connected Health, and Application Transformation – all surrounded by security and data protection.As healthcare organizations deploy our IT solutions for electronic medical record (EMR) optimization, advanced medical imaging for radiology, cardiology and digital pathology along with high-performance computing for genomics – they can envision the possibilities to improve patient care outcomes with more effective treatments. Precision medicine is also poised to advance, moving forward treatments for cancer, neurological disorders, and chronic and autoimmune diseases to benefit many patients that may have not had access to treatments in the past.Dell Technologies is also working with healthcare providers to drive their multi-cloud strategies as they match the needs of their specific clinical and business workloads to an integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking & security) that can run on-premise and in public and private clouds. Organizations should expect consistent operations with consistent infrastructure across private, public, and the edge – for a true hybrid cloud experience that is seamless to its clinical and business end-users.Healthcare data is continuing to grow exponentially and grew 878 percent in just the last two years, with much more coming from sensors, wearables, and mobile apps for preventative care and chronic disease management. And, you can just imagine the data that is being generated within the acute care setting, where there’s 10-15 connected devices for every U.S. hospital bed.To get to true actionable insights, we are helping healthcare organizations move forward their Health IoT initiatives with our Edge and IoT capabilities leveraging distributed analytics to improve patient safety and monitor recovery, expand chronic disease management, and provide researchers with new opportunities to enhance precision medicine — just to name a few use cases. Emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and 5G operating at the edge will also enable healthcare organizations to innovate with data in real, actionable ways that were never thought possible.During HIMSS20, at our booth #2121, we encourage our healthcare customers and partners to visit us to learn more about our Healthcare strategy and how our technology solutions can, and are, helping healthcare organizations envision smarter digital healthcare. HIMSS20 participants can also hear directly from our customers who will be speaking in our theater about the positive change Health IT can make in the daily lives of patients, care providers and the community – through digital transformation.To round out your HIMSS20 experience, we also suggest that you visit other Dell Technologies businesses: VMware in booth #2021, Virtustream in booth #7845, and Dell Boomi at 8300-25 in the Interoperability Showcase. No matter where you are in your digital transformation strategy, we look forward to discussing how we can help make your organization’s vision for smarter digital healthcare real today.
U.S. border patrol agents seized 87 percent more cocaine and 108 percent more heroin in fiscal year 2010 that ended on October 1 compared to the year before, a report said 16 February. But marijuana seizures were down 16 percent, according to the report, commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a total of 115 tons of cocaine over the period, compared with 61 tons in the previous year. The report attributed the increased seizures of cocaine and heroin to better detection and border patrol personnel reinforcements, as well as a “greater willingness by drug trafficking organizations to attempt to smuggle riskier and larger narcotics.” Some 20,000 U.S. border patrol agents are currently deployed on the U.S. southern border with Mexico — a record number, according to DHS. The US Coast Guard, meanwhile, seized 91.8 tons of cocaine, 1.5 percent less than in fiscal year 2009. It intercepted about 13.5 percent of sea-bound heroin trafficking — a little under its goal of 18 percent. For its part, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) saw 72 percent of its investigations result in prison time, a sentence, fine or drug confiscations. By Dialogo February 18, 2011
The Frenchman added: “We are not close enough to tell you ‘Yes, he will do it.’ I don’t know.”It is clear, though, the manager sees the relationship between Ozil and Mkhitaryan as key to Arsenal’s hopes of forcing their way into the top four.“As I have said before, we signed Mkhitaryan on a long-term contract and our intention is to keep Ozil at the club and hopefully we will manage to do that very soon,” said Wenger.The Arsenal boss’s first task will be to restore Mkhitaryan’s confidence after the player found himself frequently sidelined under United manager Jose Mourinho.“You see straight away that he’s a great football player, which we knew before we got him here,” said Wenger on Friday. “After that, I will know more about him in two or three days.“We now have two or three good days to prepare (and find out) what the best possible position is for him and how quickly he can integrate the way we want to play. It doesn’t look like there will be any problem in there.”Swansea have been revived since the appointment of manager Carlos Carvalhal although the weekend FA Cup draw at fourth-tier Notts County was a step backwards.The Swans must now accommodate a replay into a testing schedule, although the fact they avoided an embarrassing defeat by the League Two club did at least extend their unbeaten run to five games.Midfielder Renato Sanches limped out of the cup clash with a hamstring problem and is now doubtful for the Arsenal visit although Carvalhal insists the performances of a number of fringe players have strengthened his hand.“We put a lot of players in who have not been involved in games recently,” said the manager. “Most of the players will be ready to play against Arsenal on Tuesday, which is good for my selection.“They have got some minutes, and that will help them come into selection for Tuesday.”Share on: WhatsApp The swap deal that saw Sanchez and Mkhitaryan change clubs has drawn a line under a saga that was threatening to destabilise the second half of Arsenal’s season.But with Sanchez gone, Wenger hopes he can rebuild his side around the axis of Armenian playmaker Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil.The extent to which that partnership can flourish will depend on whether Ozil opts to stay at Arsenal beyond the end of his current contract which expires at the end of this season.– ‘Great player’ –There have been reports suggesting the Germany playmaker could be in line for and Old Trafford reunion with Sanchez and Wenger admitted he is not yet sure what Ozil’s future holds.“Not close enough to be optimistic and not far enough to be pessimistic,” was Wenger’s assessment of negotiations with Ozil when he spoke at a media briefing.“The vibes I get from his commitment, his focus and his desire for achievement with the team is that he behaves like someone who is completely focused and committed and ready to commit but after that contract negotiations are what they are.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Henrikh Mkhitaryan is poised to make his Arsenal debut when Arsene Wenger’s side resume their Premier League campaign at bottom club Swansea City on Tuesday.The Gunners head to South Wales boosted by their League Cup semi-final triumph over Chelsea and rested following a free weekend, a consequence of the holders’ early exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest.Mkhitaryan’s arrival from Manchester United also means Wenger’s players have been able to prepare for the game without the sideshow caused by Alexis Sanchez’s protracted departure from the Emirates Stadium.
Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously to ask Governor DeSantis to allow them to begin phase one of opening up Palm Beach County and to distance the county from Broward and Miami Dade. The Palm Beach County Mayor, Dave Kerner, will speak with the governor about opening up this afternoon via phone. However, Kerner adds that he does not need the governor’s permission to re-open. Kerner says Palm Beach County has full authority to open on its own terms and is not locked in with what Miami-Dade and Broward counties are doing.Palm Beach County commissioners said they will also send a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis asking him to move forward with the first phase of reopening for the county.Currently, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are excluded from all areas of Phase One of the plan, with the exception of elective surgeries.Under Phase One, which started on Monday, restaurants and retail shops across Florida can operate at 25% capacity.Commissioner Hal Valeche called for a vote to ask DeSantis to disassociate Palm Beach County from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and allow Palm Beach County to be added to Phase One of the reopening strategy.Valeche called the first phase a “baby step” and said Palm Beach County shouldn’t delay in entering that phase.
14 Dec 2016 Exceptional trio celebrated at coaching awards Three exceptional men who support the country’s most promising golfers were celebrated at an awards dinner at the England Golf coaching conference. Standing ovations marked the announcement of Yorkshire’s Steve Robinson as 2016 Coach of the Year, Sussex’s Alan Covey as Volunteer Manager of the Year, and Cheshire’s Alan Thompson as the winner of the Lifetime Service Award. Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, commented: “These are truly exceptional people who stand out for the support and encouragement they provide to our golfers, helping them to be the best they can.” The conference, attended by county, regional and national coaches and managers, had the theme of creating a winning culture – and the achievements of the three award winners helped to highlight this. Steve Robinson (pictured top © Leaderboard Photography) has enjoyed a spectacular 2016, inspiring the England women’s team to become European champions for the first time in 23 years. Victory was particularly sweet because his teams had been involved in bronze medal play-offs in the previous three years, but have left the championships empty handed on each occasion. His players included Bronte Law, who has just turned professional after a stellar amateur career when she was ranked second in the world, played in three Curtis Cup teams, won the Annika Award as the top US college player and was European amateur champion. She sent a message to the conference saying: “The gold medal represents all Robbo’s work as a coach and mentor. He is not just a coach to me, he is a friend and I could not think of anyone who deserves this award more.” Robinson, who is based at Sandburn Hall, also coaches the Yorkshire boys’ and women’s teams – and between them they’ve won 11 English county championships. This year, three boys from the six-strong county squad have represented England and Robinson is also the personal coach to Charlie Thornton who won the England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit. He summed up how he creates a winning culture by saying: “It’s all about building relationships with the players and making sure you know their vision and their mission.” Alan Covey (pictured right © Leaderboard Photography) is the Sussex junior manager and an England Golf regional manager – and has such an impact that he received three separate nominations for the award of Volunteer Manager of the Year. One of his proposers summed him up: “One major factor of his success is that all the juniors like him. His encouragement and dedication to them is very evident and rewarded by their respect for him. I know many players who are now over 18 that keep in regular contact with him letting him know how they are progressing.” Within Sussex, Covey helps to organise coaching development for young players who wish to progress, and works with the county squads for players from U12 to U18 age groups. As an England Golf regional manager he is generous in sharing his knowledge and experience with other managers. He organises many events, including a national start-of-season championship for U16 boys and girls – and he also took an England team to the 2016 Canadian International Junior Challenge and encouraged them to victory. Covey commented on his award: “This isn’t just about me, it’s about every manager out there and all of us want to make a difference.” Alan Thompson was unable to be at the presentation of the Lifetime Service Award but delegates were told how he has dedicated his career to helping golfers achieve their full potential at all levels, working with club players, county golfers, elite national amateurs and top professionals. He was Cheshire coach for 25 years and was the professional at Heswall Golf Club until 2012 – when he retired to concentrate on his coaching. He’s been assistant coach to the England Men’s A Squad for many years and this season has been especially memorable with squad player Scott Gregory winning the Amateur Championship and the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit. He’s also taught many European Tour players, including Lee Slattery and Ryder Cup player Jamie Donaldson. Steve Burnett, the England Golf Men’s Performance Manager, paid tribute to Thommo’s achievements and said: “We want to say thank you for all your years of dedication, there are a lot of players out there who are very grateful.” During the conference delegates also heard from speakers including Sergio Lara-Bercial who has studied ‘serial winning coaches’ and Baroness Sue Campbell, who discussed turning ‘good into great.’ She chaired UK Sport from 2003-2013, presiding over Team GB and Paralympic GB’s largest medal haul in living memory; she has been the chair of the Youth Sport Trust since 2005 and she is the FA’s head of women’s football. Ben Stow and Ashley Chesters, who were top England amateurs before embarking on their professional careers, attended a Q&A session with delegates. Stow was the Brabazon Trophy champion and is now a Challenge Tour player, while Chesters was the double European amateur champion and has just won his European Tour card. Both have been supported by England Golf’s Give Back scheme which provided them with a number of Challenge Tour starts; in return they give back a proportion of earnings over a certain level to support the squad programme.