The magnificent six of HDN wrestling

first_imgA memorable year for Fortuna High wrestling continues this weekend, with senior Jacob Bernstein set to compete at the state championships.Bernstein was one of six Humboldt-Del Norte League wrestlers to place at last weekend’s North Coast Section Tournament in Union City, finishing third in the 285-pound weight class and qualifying for the state meet in Bakersfield.Bernstein will begin the two-day tourney this morning against Sebastian Perez out of Sonora.After placing second in the H-DNL …last_img read more

Will AI Prevent You From Having A Heart Attack?

first_imgPreventative medicine is all the rage. It can cut long-term healthcare costs, help patients avoid painful procedures, and overall drives longer, better quality lives. So when does preventative medicine make the move from yearly checkups and traditional tests like mammograms and colonoscopies to something more high tech? We may be standing at that turning point right now.Several new AI tools are currently being introduced that have the potential to detect future heart attack risks or even prioritize and direct emergency calls based on the likelihood the patient is having a cardiac event. Check out these exciting projects that are working to make heart attack deaths a thing of the past.Europe’s AI Decision DriverWe call emergency services because we need immediate care, but not all emergency calls are as urgent as others. That’s why, in an attempt to prioritize call responses, four European countries are rolling out an AI algorithm that can detect cardiac arrest with up to 95% accuracy. In studies by the AI’s developer, human dispatchers could only perform this task with about 74% accuracy.Patients experiencing cardiac arrest need the quickest care if they hope to be resuscitated, which is why it’s important for dispatchers to quickly and accurately assess incoming calls. With AI directing calls, more patients can receive expedited care, preventing brain and organ damage or death.Decision-making AI is one of the main new frontiers in machine-enhanced medicine, and this dispatcher system is just one example. Other AI programs include an Israeli program for detecting intracranial hemorrhages, as well as one designed by Stanford scientists, which can identify cancerous skin markings.Though there will always be an art to diagnosis, especially for rare conditions, AI is improving outcomes for patients across the globe by helping doctors make better treatment decisions. Despite all the hype, the role of AI is in reducing doctor errors; it doesn’t replace doctors.Predicting Future DiseaseIt’s obviously important to maximize emergency dispatcher response to cardiac arrests, but what if we could treat heart problems before they became emergent? This is the primary goal of preventative cardiology programs – addressing cardiac risk factors such as high blood pressure, family history, obesity, and metabolic syndromes before they become critical. Recently, though, Google released a new algorithm that looks at an entirely different criterion to assess cardiac risk: the eyes.What can the eyes tell us about future cardiac health? The back wall of the eye, known as the fundus, is rich in blood vessels. By scanning these vessels, the Google algorithm can detect factors including age, whether or not the individual smokes, blood pressure levels, and more. Right now the algorithm can correctly predict cardiac risk 70% of the time, a rate just slightly lower than the medical standard, the SCORE test, which is about 72% accurate.The main difference between something like Google’s algorithm and the SCORE test is that the SCORE test is unlikely to become much more accurate, but with greater exposure and testing, Google’s algorithm will become more sensitive to small details. Machine learning makes most algorithms open ended and constantly in development. The more they “see” and the more feedback they get, the better they perform.Making Details MatterMost medical knowledge is highly generalized. Doctors will tell patients they have an X percent likelihood of having a particular condition, for example, but that number might be based on the entire population – and the population numbers are often based on studies consisting largely of white men. Though we see differing levels of drug effectiveness and disease risk in minority populations in practice, studies and statistics rarely reflect these differences.In partnership with Microsoft’s AI Network for Healthcare, Apollo Hospitals in India have developed a cardiac assessment AI based on the Indian population. Even in India, home to nearly one-seventh of the world’s population, most of the technologies and assessment tools currently in use were developed based on western populations. This led to errors in diagnosis and poor disease prevention efforts. The Apollo Hospital’s AI is the first of its kind to rethink who is centered in diagnostic technology.Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, and it’s on the rise in low- and middle-income countries as western dietary habits are exported and increasing wealth leads to greater meat consumption and a more sedentary lifestyle. This risk profile makes better disease detection and preventative efforts more important than ever before – and the AI tools are ready to change the game. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. center_img Frank Landman A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

5 Tips for Building a Video Professional Linkedin Profile

first_imgImage via Shutterstock.References are another great way to validate your skills and expertise. In the Linkedin community, it’s common practice for people to exchange references. That is, if you want one from a colleague, you might want to offer writing one for them first in exchange.Another trick I recommend is to write out references for others to submit (people do this with resumes all the time). It’s acceptable to write out a reference detailing your skills and achievements, then send it to your colleague and ask them to review, change, or touch it up — and submit it on your profile.4. Be Upfront About Your Ideal Projects/JobsImage via Shutterstock.If you’re investing time and resources into your Linkedin profile, it’s probably because you’re looking for something. Whether that’s a new employment opportunity, more freelance work, or a better professional network, it’s important to take inventory of your intentions.If you know exactly what you’d like to accomplish, there’s no reason you shouldn’t put that on your profile to let people know. Linkedin connects employers with employees; if you feed it what you’re looking for, it will work for you.5. Don’t Bury Contact InfoImage via Shutterstock.Not everyone checks Linkedin every day, which is fine. There are a million other things you can do with your time, but as such, getting a message through the website or your app may mean a longer delay in contact than an email or a call. You can and should put your preferred contact info on your profile, preferably in your first summary section with suggested instructions on how to best contact you.Looking for more tips on finding clients and developing your brand? Check out these articles.Advice on Finding Corporate Video Clients5 Tips on Effective Networking: Digitally or In-Person6 Great Websites for Finding Video Editing JobsVimeo Hack: How to Boost Your Vimeo PageBrowse our full collection of video production articles here. Linkedin offers a number of opportunities to professional videographers and filmmakers. Find out how to take full advantage of your profile.Cover image via Shutterstock.Linkedin, to many, is perhaps the most useful yet least fun of the major social media networks. It’s useful because it can be a great resource to make connections, grow a professional network, and find new work opportunities. However, it can also be intimidating and not as user-friendly as Facebook or Twitter.However, if you’re looking to maximize your social footprint and expand your personal brand for more and better opportunities, here are five useful tips to help you build out your Linkedin profile.1. Show Your WorkImage via Shutterstock.If you’re a video professional (cinematographer, motion designer, or anything in between), it’s important to show off your work early and often. Linkedin, via recent updates, now offers several ways to do this.I’d recommend you feature a link to your professional portfolio page (whether it’s a sizzle reel on Vimeo or an entire webpage showcasing your work). While this still gets obscured by the “show more” in a browser and the Linkedin App, it will still appear with your personal information (see above).You can also now include links (or even uploads) of work samples under your jobs in the Experience section. These will show up with quality thumbnails (and an option to click through if it’s a link). I would highly recommend featuring samples throughout your Experience (more on why below).2. Highlight Your ExperienceAs with links and samples, your Experience section will be one of the first place employers or clients will look. Be sure to explain your role and job duties for each entry.Pro-Tip for Freelancers: If you freelance full or part time, you can create a Freelance Experience entry that includes up-to-date samples of your most recent freelance work with instructions on how to contact you.3. Get (and Give) Referenceslast_img read more

NBA: Clippers want to move out of Staples Center

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ginebra gets its groove back WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage The former boss of the internet giant Microsoft bought the California franchise in 2014 for $2 billion and quickly said he wanted the Clippers to play in their own arena. The Clippers were eliminated in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ The Los Angeles Clippers see action against the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GETTY IMAGES/AFP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers announced Thursday they are considering leaving Staples Center arena which they have shared with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings since 1999.The Clippers reached an agreement with the city of Inglewood, California to look into building a new stadium in the suburbs, about 12 kilometers (eight miles) southwest of downtown Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT “I have said from day one that we need to plan for the future. This agreement helps us do that by expanding our options,” said Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.“The prospect of a new state-of-the-art NBA arena would allow us greater latitude to influence our game schedule, particularly as it relates to weekend games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBallmer said the Clippers hope to build a state of the art facility on 20 acres of land that would include an arena, training center and offices. It would be located across the street from the NFL Los Angeles Rams’ new stadium.But Ballmer said the Clippers would not be able to move before 2024, when their current lease with The Anschutz Corp. expires. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more