Small number apply for residential school credit

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe deadline for Indian residential school personal credits is Friday.There are over 80,000 survivors who are eligible for the $3,000 credit, but just a fraction of that have applied.APTN’s Annette Francis met with one survivor who tells us the hoops he had to go through to get his credit.last_img

Lake Erie at record high level

Property owners and visitors to the Lake Erie shoreline are warned to expect flooding for the foreseeable future now that the lake is at its highest level ever recorded.National Hydrological Services confirmed May 6 that Lake Erie has reached its highest level since record-keeping began. NHS reports that the lake is three centimetres higher than the previous record of May, 1985.On the basis of this information, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority warns that water over the road and ponding in low-lying communities such as Turkey Point and Long Point will be chronic until further notice.Ben Hodi, the LPRCA’s water resources analyst, said the record water volume has given rise to new effects along the lakeshore.“Typically, flooding along the lakeshore results from strong and sustained south-west winds,” Hodi said Wednesday in a news release.“However, over the past few weeks, winds from the north, north-east, and north-west have caused flooding. The extremely high lake level is greatly increasing the risk of flooding with relatively mild winds from any direction.”LPRCA warns property owners to expect periodic “shoreline flooding, beach submersion, crawl space and septic system inundation, and wave-driven erosion along the shoreline.”The situation at Long Point Provincial Park at the east end of Erie Boulevard in Long Point is a harbinger of things to come. The park was shut down and occupants evacuated Sunday due to flooding of the 375-acre facility.On Monday, Ontario Parks took the unusual step of cancelling camping in Long Point over the Victoria Day holiday weekend. The park’s status will be reviewed next week.Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele raised the matter near the end of Tuesday’s council meeting. He said regular visitors to Long Point will be surprised at how little beach is left after months of raging wave erosion.As well, Masschaele is working with Norfolk staff to get the message out to southern Ontario that Long Point Provincial Park will be indisposed this weekend and that tourists should tailor their plans accordingly.Mayor Kristal Chopp said she understands the need for this but added there are many fine businesses in Long Point that deserve the public’s patronage. Chopp advised all involved to “finesse the language” so that commercial activity in Long Point doesn’t stop entirely.In the LPRCA’s latest “flood watch,” Hodi said Lake Erie — at rest — is now 175 metres above sea level. There is potential for the lake to go even higher if this spring’s steady rain continues into June.During the previous record year of 1985, a fierce winter storm damaged or destroyed dozens of cottages in Long Point. The damage was so severe along Hastings Drive that the former Haldimand-Norfolk Region responded by imposing a hazard land designation.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Canadian dollar rises after steep loss traders look to rate announcement

Canadian dollar rises after steep loss, traders look to rate announcement TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Monday as traders focused on the release Wednesday of the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement and its latest monetary policy report.The loonie edged up 0.17 of a cent to 93.33 cents US.The loonie had tumbled three-quarters of a US cent on Friday in the wake of disappointing employment data that saw the loss of 9,500 jobs in June.The central bank is universally expected to leave its key rate at one per cent, where it has been for almost four years. That means traders will particularly focus on the bank’s assessment of how the economy is performing amid rising inflation.“We will also be looking for any comments about the recent strengthening of the Canadian dollar and the risks that it may pose for their assumption of strengthening exports,” said Mark Chandler, head of Canadian FIC strategy at RBC Dominion Securities.The currency has lately been hovering around the 94 cent US level. It had been trading around 90 cents US for much of the year but found buoyancy from rising oil prices, stronger than expected housing data and higher inflation.Investors will also focus on monetary policy testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Tuesday and Wednesday.“While much of the impact of the semi-annual address has waned with the (Fed) now providing quarterly forecast updates, we would expect some questions on the timing of future rate increases,” Chandler said.“Also on Wednesday, the (Fed’s latest regional economic survey) will be released and should, on the basis of recent job figures, be a relatively upbeat compendium of economic conditions.”Commodities were mixed as the price of oil edged higher after its biggest one-day drop since April amid growing expectations of more supplies from Libya. August crude added eight cents to US$100.91 a barrel.Metals declined with September copper down two cents to US$3.25 a pound while August gold bullion dropped $30.70 to US$1,306.70 an ounce. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 14, 2014 7:05 am MDT read more

Oxford City Council uses plane with thermal imaging to clamp down on

The government funding has enabled Oxford City Council to visit more than 1,000 suspected beds in sheds since January last yearCredit:Oxford City Council/SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The aircraft spotted illegal structures where often vulnerable people are charged to live in cramped squalor The council funded its operation after securing a £274,942 grant from the government’s Controlling Migration Fund, which aims to prevent the exploitation of migrants.It now plans to inspect a further 400 suspected “beds in sheds” by the end of the year as it urged residents to report any suspicions of people living in illegal accommodation.Linda Smith, from the council, said: “We work proactively to drive up standards in private rented housing and we won’t tolerate rogue landlords exploiting tenants by providing substandard and dangerous housing – whether this is a bed in a shed, a house in multiple occupation or a family home. “Conditions in some of these beds in sheds are appalling and we won’t accept this.”  In 2013, Slough Borough Council estimated that up to 3000 people were illegally living in their town after it used a plane to construct a 3D map of every building. Rogue landlords who housed tenants in garden sheds were snared after a council flew an infrared plane above homes where suspected migrants resided.Oxford City Council deployed an aircraft equipped with thermal imaging technology to identify illegally built structures where people were found living in “appalling” conditions.The aircraft uses a sensor to detect high heat emissions from buildings that have not been “officially mapped” on the Ordnance Survey Mastermap produced by the council.The sheds, which were rented out for profit, were often constructed without planning permission or building approval. Twenty-one sheds have been shut down by the local authority with 31 enforcement notices served on landlords since it began its search in January last year.Two landlords have been prosecuted but the council is unable to provide details as their cases are still “in progress”. Other councils have used aircraft to detect heat signals from “suspicious dwellings” in order to locate illegal immigrants in the past. The aircraft spotted illegal structures where often vulnerable people are charged to live in cramped squalorCredit:Oxford City Council/SWNS The government funding has enabled Oxford City Council to visit more than 1,000 suspected beds in sheds since January last year read more

Researchers take a step in the right direction with new selfcharging battery

first_imgYou may soon have reasons besides health and well being as motivation to get out and walk in the near future. A group of researchers at Georgia Tech have published a paper saying that they have found a way to develop a battery that can charge itself by using piezoelectric materials and simple compression to generate stored power. Simply put, this group of talented scientists have created a lithium ion battery that has the ability to recharge itself when you stomp on it.To accomplish this, the team of researchers started out by changing the way a traditional lithium ion battery works. Currently these batteries have two electrodes that are separated by a polyethylene barrier, which enables a two-step process of conversion and storage of the energy that the cell is charged with. To create their self-charging battery the Georgia Tech team experimented with replacing this barrier with PVDM, a piezoelectric material that is capable of generating a small charge when you apply pressure to it. The results were amazing, as the PVDM enabled the battery to generate and accept a charge in one step, which is said to be a first for science.What’s more interesting is the fact that the team has actually put their research theories into practice by creating and putting a few of the new batteries into field tests. By fitting it into the sole of a sneaker, the team found that a person who took a four-minute walk was able to generate more power in the battery cell than by using a traditional charging method.While this new technology is certainly in its infancy, the possibilities are incredibly exciting. Designed to run small, portable devices, it’s conceivable that you could be charging your cell phone or your watch battery just by walking to lunch instead of driving.via Phys.orglast_img read more

Dragonfly brains could teach us how to make a better missile

first_imgConsider this: it takes a first-year physics major about five minutes to do the calculations that would let them intercept a Frisbee in mid-flight, yet that same student’s golden retriever can do this almost instantly — as can the student themselves. How can the unconscious brain easily take actions that the conscious brain finds so difficult? The answer lies in all sorts of cutting-edge areas of research, from neural pruning to information theory, but the simple answer is this: given as specific enough goal, evolution can shape a brain to mechanically complete some very, very complex tasks.This implies that it is not the mind, but the brain which is completing these calculations on the fly, or some short-hand version of them, which immediately opens the door for investigation. One team from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University is looking into this problem by studying the brains of dragon-flies in flight. These insects have a much harder job than Fido, whose target moves reliably, thrown so as to be easy to catch; their targets are mosquitoes whose evasive techniques are just as developed as their own for hunting. Split-second course corrections and prediction of behavior are necessary — so how did evolution achieve this?This ridiculous, dragonfly-fooling setup was required before the insects would hunt their prey in captivity.To answer this question, the researchers fitted a number of dragonflies with a tiny computer backpack that records and transmits the electrical activity in its brain. Weighing just 40 milligrams, or about 10% of the insect’s overall weight, the pack will hopefully leave the dragonflies relatively unencumbered and ready for all the veering, tumbling avionics their food-source requires.To keep the weight down, the researchers used the antennae on the backpack to harvest energy from radio waves, similar to the way an RFID key card uses radio waves to transmit its security key.Like getting pandas to mate, getting a dragonfly to hunt apparently involves quite a bit of mood-setting. They had to lay turf on the ground, introduce a small pond, and even paint an idyllic meadow scene on the walls before the dragonflies would even glance at the fruit flies provided by the researchers for easy meals.They already know that the neurons that control visual input are physically wired to those that control the movement of the wings — when fully engaged, the visual-input-to-course-correction mechanism appears to be hard wired, which might explain the insect’s incredible accuracy in flight.However, fully understanding this process has implications not just for baseball players and jet pilots, but for all branches of neurology as well. If an organism as simple as a dragonfly can achieve something as Miyagi-like as catching a mosquito, then their findings could have some truly exciting implication, going forward. If we can understand the dragonfly, we could use that knowledge on all manner of flight control mechanisms, from course correction to aircraft design to predictive controls.last_img read more

Satisfaction with the government jumps after referendum result

first_img SATISFACTION WITH THE government has jumped by five percentage points since the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, according a new opinion poll.The Behaviour & Attitudes poll published in today’s Sunday Times puts satisfaction with the government at 46%, up five points since the last poll published on 20 May.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has the highest satisfaction rating among the main party leaders at 55%, Mary Lou McDonald is next on 52% followed by Micheál Martin at 49% and Brendan Howlin at 43%.The poll also showed that Fine Gael remains the most popular party among voters with the support level of 31%.The previous poll in this series had put support for Sinn Féin above Fianna Fáil but both parties are now level, according to today’s poll.The levels of support were as follows: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 24,986 Views Fine Gael 31% (+1)Fianna Fáil 24% (+1)Sinn Féin 24% (=)Labour 4% (=)Others 9% (-1)Green 2% (=)Sol/Pbp 2% (=)Social Democrats 1% (=)Independent Alliance 3% (=)The prospect of a potential summer election receded yesterday after Sinn Féin said it would not be tabling a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.Such a motion would put strain on the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil which is underpinning Varadkar’s minority government. Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 8:34 AM By Rónán Duffy http://jrnl.ie/4075275 Satisfaction with the government jumps after referendum result A new opinion poll shows satisfaction with the government at 46% An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of Feile An Phobail in Belfast. Image: Laura Hutton/PA Images 52 Comments Image: Laura Hutton/PA Images An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of Feile An Phobail in Belfast. Jun 17th 2018, 8:34 AM Short URL Share407 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

Singing for Serbia

first_imgUnder the patronage of the Serbian and Greek Consul generals, A night at the Opera – Songs for Serbia event will be held next Thursday in Sydney.The night will feature the magnificent voices of soprano Penny Pavlakis, tenor Rosario La Spina, mezzo soprano Milijana Nikolic and baritone Michael Lewis, who join their formidable talents in aid of their fellow brothers and sisters in Serbia who have recently been hit with devastating floods.Program will include arias, duets, trios and quartets from Tosca, Turandot, Carmen, The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, as well as Italian, Greek and Serbian songs by these world class artists. At the piano will be Opera Australia’s Frances Greep.The event is a charity fund raiser. When: Thursday 17 July at 7.30 pm Where: The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood To purchase tickets call 1300 795 012 or visit www.ticketek.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Honouring the best and brightest

first_imgIt is too often the case that those who work hard go unnoticed, but The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) is endeavouring to change that, with their annual HACCI Excellence Awards Gala Ball.Over the years the Hellenic Australian community has made a significant contribution to the shaping of Australia through its hard work and dedication, and the award ceremony is a chance to acknowledge and reward the best and brightest organisations and individuals in their chosen fields.There are six Awards for Excellence in total: The Spiros Stamoulis Lifetime Achievement Award, The Delphi Bank Business Excellence Award, The Professional Excellence Award, The Chris Saristavros Young Achievers Award, The Community Service Award, and The Sporting Excellence Award.HACCI itself has been recognised for its efforts in creating the awards event, which has been an annual highlight for more than 20 years and is considered to be the premier business and community awards for the Hellenic Australian community.Established in 1964, HACCI was formed to represent the Hellenic Australian business and professional community and to promote bilateral trade between Greece and Australia.The HACCI Excellence Awards Gala Ball will take place on Friday 18 November at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC at 7.00 pm. Tickets are $235 per person. To make a booking, contact the HACCI office on Thursday and Friday on (03) 9602 2977, or email rsvp@hacci.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Qayoumi appointed as director of countys public works

first_imgClark County has announced another change to its upper management.In a press release issued Monday, the county announced that County Manager Shawn Henessee appointed Ahmad Qayoumi as director of the Public Works Department. Qayoumi had previously served as deputy director and as interim director since Sept. 12 after former Public Works Director Heath Henderson accepted a job with the Clark Regional Wastewater District.Qayoumi’s appointment is the latest in a string of staff changes. Henessee started work as permanent county manager, Clark County’s top executive official, over the summer. Under the county charter, Henessee, who answers to the county council, has wide latitude in managing Clark County operations, including hiring and firing department heads.Shortly after Henessee started, he made Mitch Nickolds, then interim director of Community Development, the permanent head of the department. Nickolds had been hired to fill in after Marty Snell abruptly resigned as director of Community Development.The Public Works Department has more than 300 employees and seven divisions. The department oversees engineering and construction projects, provides fleet services, maintains roads and manages parks.According to the news release, Qayoumi has more than 29 years of public sector experience. Most recently he worked as Regional Rail Division manager for the San Jose, Calif., Department of Transportation.“Clark County is fortunate to have a Public Works director with the breadth of experience and knowledge that Ahmad brings to the position,” Henessee said in a news release.last_img read more

First live Kidney Transplant surgery in Kurnool

first_imgKurnool: Superintendent of Kurnool General Hospital, Dr P Chandra Sekhar has said that the doctors of the hospital have created history in successfully performing live kidney transplantation. It is a historical event to all the doctors of Kurnool Government General Hospital, stated Chandra Sekhar. A team of doctors have transplanted kidney for the first time in the hospital on Monday. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us On the successful occasion, Chandra Sekhar has addressed media at his chamber and said that the transplant was done for a 24-year-old Ramanjeneyulu, who received a kidney from his 44-year-old mother. He said that the Head of the Nephrology department Dr P.N Jikki along with a team of 10 doctors have performed kidney transplantation. As the transplantation process was very risky, it took around four to five hours, stated Chandra Sekhar. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us Dr PN Jikki said this is the first-ever kidney transplant done at the hospital. Earlier we used to do dialysis to the kidney patients. We have successfully performed live kidney transplant to 24 years old Ramanjaneyulu, adding She said that both the recipient and the donor are doing well with the recipient’s body has accepted the organ.last_img read more

Flipkart Launches Image Search Feature On Its Mobile App

first_imgIndia’s online marketplace Flipkart on Wednesday announced the launch of the new ‘Image Search’ feature on its mobile app.The added feature has been designed for Flipkart’s fashion category to provide users a real-world like shopping experience. This feature will allow the use of any image to find visually similar products on Flipkart.With ‘Image Search’, users can now click a picture or use a photo on their phones to find fashion products of same colour, pattern or style on Flipkart. In addition, users can browse a range of similar products by tapping directly on the product they like on Flipkart.This new feature aims to fundamentally change the way people shop for fashion online, by helping them find what they’re looking for, without going through the usual step-by-step navigation.With more and more users accessing Flipkart through their smartphones, the company plans to use the in-built features such as camera and bring an offline-like experience with just a few clicks.”Discovering a fashion product online varies from user to user and is more complex as compared to other categories. A lot of fashion purchase decisions are influenced by similar products seen by users. The image search feature provides a way to find similar products on Flipkart as well as reduces the search/ browsing time, making the overall product discovery and shopping experience simple.” said Flipkart’s Chief Product Officer Punit Soni.”This is in line with our ambition to create a very intuitive thoughtful mobile experience that is universally accessible to everybody, regardless of whether they use text or visuals to communicate with us,” he added.The ‘Image Search’ feature, currently at the beta stage of development, will be available to customers through an app upgrade. With more than 75% users accessing Flipkart through their smartphones, mobile app dominates the total visits on the platform. And there will be more such innovative features and developments in the coming months.last_img read more

Gazipur city polls campaign begins today

first_imgGazipur City CorporationThe Awami League and the BNP-backed mayoral aspirants begin today (Monday) their official campaign for the upcoming Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls scheduled to be held on 26 June.AL-backed candidate Jahangir Alam earlier collected his symbol ‘boat’ and BNP-backed Hasan Uddin Sarker collected his symbol ‘paddy stack’ from the regional election commissioner Rakibuddin Mandol.Gazipur Peshajibi Somonnyo Parishad will hold an exchange of views meeting at Gazipur Press Club at 11:00am on 20 June (Tuesday).On 6 May, the High Court stayed the Gazipur City Corporation election which was scheduled to be held on 15 May. The election commission (EC) later on 13 May set 26 June to hold the Gazipur City Corporation polls. after the upper court suspended the stay orderlast_img read more

Khaledas Gulshan office vandalised

first_imgThe supporters of three BNP leaders who fails to get party nomination stage demonstration at party chairperson Khaleda Zia`s Gulshan office on Saturday evening. Photo: Prothom Alo.Supporters of some BNP leaders who did not get party nomination to contest upcoming polls on Saturday evening attacked party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office and staged demonstration there, reports UNB.Several hundred supporters of BNP international affairs secretary ANM Ehsanul Haque Milon (Chandpur-1), Taimur Alam Khandaker (Narayanganj-1) and Selimuzzamn Selim (Gopalganj-1) gathered in front of Khaleda’s office around 5:30pm and started demonstrating there.They chanted slogans against BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for what they said depriving their leaders of nominations.The protesters demanded the party nominate their respective leaders as candidates reviewing its decision.At one stage, they tried to break the two gates of the office.They also hurled stones at the office, damaging its windowpanes.Fakhrul, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Nazrul Islam Khan and some other party leaders were there in the office during the demonstration.Earlier in the day, Ehsanul Haque Milon’s supporters kept BNP central office under lock and key for nearly an hour protesting the party’s decision not to pick him its candidate for Chandpur-1 seat.The protesters unlocked the BNP central office’s main gate around 2:15pm giving the party high-command a 12-hour deadline to review the decision on the party’s final candidate for Chandpur-1 constituency.last_img

Commissioner Criticizes Freddie Gray Case Officers Appearance at Conservative Gala

first_imgBaltimore’s police commissioner is criticizing the decision of three officers charged but not convicted in the death of Freddie Gray to attend a conservative group’s gala where they were honored for their service.In this Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a press conference, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WBAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2do9ikk) Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday he doesn’t condone their appearance at the Media Research Center’s annual gala Sept. 22. He wants to examine whether department policy is stringent enough to bar that kind of off-duty activity.Lt. Brian Rice and officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller walked onstage to loud applause at the group’s annual awards gala in Washington. Officers Caesar Goodson and William Porter, and Sgt. Alicia White do not appear in the video.Prosecutors dropped all charges after three officers were acquitted and another’s trial ended in a hung jury.Gray, a young Black man, died a week after his neck was broken as he rode in the back of a police van, handcuffed and shackled but not seat-belted in.last_img read more

Artscape Set to Showcase Diverse Creativity

first_imgBy Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRONothing screams summer in Baltimore quite like Artscape. It is a perfect representation of the city, as Baltimore’s art scene is diverse and expansive. We have a microcosm of creativity that other cities are not fully aware of. That is, until Artscape pops up every year in July.The festival starts at 11 a.m., on July 20 in the area surrounding the MARC Penn Station (1500 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201) and goes on for the next three days until July 22. This year’s art is a cluster of interactive pieces, paintings, sculptures, demonstrations and more.There will be performances, workshops concerts and more at this year’s Artscape. (Courtesy photo)One of this year’s crowd pleasers will be the Silent Disco, occurring on July 20 at 12 p.m. at the 1300 block of Mt. Royal Avenue. Silent discos are a growing trend and are a ton of fun for all ages. Donning wireless headphones, you choose the genre of music you want to hear, and you dance like no one is watching with others who are listening to a variety of music through their headphones.  Another event that has garnered a lot of attention is the headlining concert starring TLC, which is on the same day as the disco. TLC is a 90’s, four-time Grammy award winning, American R&B girl group that topped the charts with their singles, “Creep,” “No Scrubs” and many more records. This performance will be taking place at the intersection of Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street at 7:30 p.m. on the MICA Main stage.The line-up for July 21 is also fun-filled. An event that will really make everyone move is the Garth Fagan dance experience/performance. This will take place at the Modell Lyric (140 W. Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, Md 21201). These performances will be kicking off at 1 p.m., and 5 p.m., and on July 22 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Garth Fagan is a Tony award winner and is known for his work his work with “The Lion King” on Broadway.On July 22, there will be a plethora of different performances to explore. One event is the second performance by the Sound Off! Live Winner, King Adam. There was a contest for up-and-coming bands from the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia area to compete for a spot to perform at Artscape, Light City, or the Baltimore Book Fest in September. This will be located at the Morgan State University Festival stage at 1 p.m. Another event that is geared towards kids will be the Harvey and Sam Puppet Company at 1 p.m. They will be doing a fun and informative puppet show storytelling of how African-Americans have contributed to the United States. This will be happening on Mount Royal Avenue.It’s important to have events that bring everyone to one location from all over Baltimore. During my interview with Kathy Hornig, this year’s festival director, she said that, “having a weekend for everyone to come together to celebrate the arts and remind us that there are more things that unite us than divide us,” is what motivates her to make the festival a success for us all. Go and celebrate the music, performances, food and exhibits from artists all around the country.last_img read more

Cyprus ranks 26th globally in access to and quality of health services

first_imgBy Annette ChrysostomouCyprus is ranked 26th in the world in terms of access to health services and quality of health services, according to the new Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ).Iceland is ranked first before Norway and the Netherlands. At the bottom of the list of 195 countries and territories are Guinea Bissau, Somalia and the Central African Republic.Most countries in the higher range clustered in Europe or nearby while almost all with the lower scores are located in sub-Saharan Africa.There are large variations between countries, with the best country (Iceland) having a score of 97.1 and the worst (Central African Republic) only 18.6.Cyprus is ranked slightly higher than Malta and just below South Korea. Greece is in position 24, the USA number 29 and Israel 35.The study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented in the medical journal ‘The Lancet’, classifies 195 countries on the basis of universal and qualitative coverage of residents by health services.32 diseases and causes of death were assessed as the main criterion for the classification of countries, which could be avoided by appropriate medical care.The diseases comprising the HAQ represent a range of health service areas: vaccine-preventable diseases, infectious diseases and maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, and gastrointestinal conditions for which surgery can easily avert death such as appendicitis.Each country was rated on a scale from zero to 100 on how effectively it covered its population for each of these conditions.Overall, there has been an improvement between 2000 and 2016, largely due to the great progress that has been made in many low and middle-income countries.The average global score for 2016 was 54.4, compared to 42.4 in 2000, which shows the improvement that has been made in the meantime. You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameMen over 40 Would Consider This Game a Must-TryPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoComparisons.orgRowland Heights Pays Homeowners to Install Solar. See if your zip code qualifiesComparisons.orgUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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