“Little did I know what a wonderful experience was awaiting me.” Dave and Cathy Miles sat by their son’s hospital bed for days while he was carefully weaned off his medications and started on this special diet they hoped could control the seizures the way that drugs could not. It worked. Now it was time for Horowitz, the speech therapist, and Barbara Jonkey, a physical therapist, to work their magic on his cerebral palsy. “We had to instill in him the confidence that even if his speech was not perfect, it was important for him to speak, as we value what he had to say,” Horowitz said. “Early on, we worked on basic concepts such as colors, numbers, calendar skills, money, reading, writing and literature. Over many years, our sessions evolved to include discussions about social issues, current events, film and pop music stars. “We read books, plays and newspaper articles. We checked maps of the world and compared life today versus life in ancient times. Devin’s curiosity never waned. He would teach me things I did not know. “He made steady progress with an uncanny perseverance, creating small daily miracles that touched and inspired us all.” While Horowitz worked on those small daily speech and language miracles, Jonkey worked to improve Devin’s balance and gait. Before long, the boy who could not walk two feet without help was walking short distances unaided, and using a walker or wheelchair for longer distances. “We see 100 children a day, five days a week, and none have worked harder and persevered longer than Devin,” said Marion Watson, director of rehabilitative services at the hospital. After the cake was cut, the gifts opened, and the speeches made, Devin had a few things he wanted to say. He thanked everyone for being there for him and his family all these years, and he promised to come back once in a while to visit. He didn’t know what the future held for him, but there would probably be music in it somewhere. Preferably blues – his favorite. Cathy and Dave Miles watched their son express himself with a proud look in their eyes that told you all you needed to know about how they were feeling. “I think if we open our hearts and minds to the things in life that are difficult and challenging, that’s how we learn,” Cathy said. “Devin’s been an inspiration to a lot of people. My son’s been a teacher.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It’s called the Ketogenic diet – a carefully monitored, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps control seizures in some of the more than 2.7 million Americans with epilepsy. It changed the life of Devin Miles, who, nine years ago was a kid who could not walk two feet without having a seizure. Now, he’s a young man who walked out of Glendale Adventist Medical Center last Tuesday to the applause of medical professionals who have worked with him for almost 13 years. The kid who previously couldn’t walk or talk well enough to be understood by anyone graduated in June from Eagle Rock High School, and went to Disneyland that night with his classmates. He now attends classes at Glendale Community College. Devin’s on his way to a new life. But before he left the old one, the rehabilitation staff wanted to say goodbye – and thank you. Once in a while, a kid comes along who touches your heart and your mind, they say. Devin’s that kid. “All I knew nearly 13 years ago when I met Devin was that he had a seizure disorder and cerebral palsy, and needed much help in improving his speech and language skills,” said Ruth Horowitz, a speech-language pathologist, speaking for the group. “Instead of going to the pharmacy to pick up his prescriptions, we go to Smart & Final and pick up some thick whipped cream.” – Cathy Miles. Gone are all the medications that didn’t work, and the padded helmets the kid had to wear for protection when the seizures from his epilepsy became violent. They were replaced with a breakfast of oil-covered eggs, bacon or sausage, and a big glass of heavy cream with a little diet soda added to make it taste like a float. Lunch and dinner are the same every day – meat, salad soaked in oil dressing, more butter, a little fruit, and more glasses of diet soda and heavy cream.
KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Posted: May 29, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTwo candidates are running for District Attorney in San Diego, Genevieve Jones-Wright and Summer Stephan.Current San Diego County Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan joined KUSI with more on the issues she stands for. KUSI Newsroom San Diego District Attorney Race May 29, 2018
Posted: June 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, June 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man was found severely injured and bleeding from his head Thursday morning on the rocks below the bluffs near Ratkay Point at Sunset Cliffs, authorities said.A 911 caller reported finding the injured man at 6:14 a.m., telling dispatchers the victim appeared to be a white man in his 20s dressed in a blue sweatshirt and jeans, San Diego police Officer Steve Bourasa said. Police, lifeguards and firefighters responded to the scene and located the injured man below the intersection of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Hill Street.“He was reported to be bleeding from his head and lying in the rocks,” Bourasa said. “He was airlifted via a San Diego Fire helicopter to a trauma center.”There was no immediate information regarding the man’s injuries or if he was expected to survive. The bluffs in the area are about 30 feet high. Man airlifted to hospital after 30-foot fall at Sunset Cliffs Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Total revenue fell by 9 percent when compared to last year. The company pulled in $680 million in the first quarter this year compared to $745 million last year. It attributes 3 percent of that regression to unloading CNNMoney and GEX last year. Here are three key takeaways: Print and other advertising dropped significantly, declining 12 percent compared with last year. During Q1 2014 the company earned $390 million in advertising revenues, versus $353 million this year. The bulk of its advertising revenue is still coming in through print and “other” advertising. But digital still has a long way to go, as it accounts for less than a third of its overall ad revenues and it only grew by 1 percent this year. Nevertheless, the company reports that it’s outperforming the industry and its domestic share increased by 0.8 percent to 26.3 percent. Time Inc. released its 2015 first quarter earnings report today with little to celebrate. In a nutshell, nearly everything is trending downward. But in fairness, the company tightened its belt and divested holdings skewed some of the numbers in a year-over-year comparison. The company futher reduced its free cash flow. By selling off assets and streamlining operations, Time Inc. freed up cash which it then redistributed and invested. During the first quarter of last year it was negative $7 million in free cash flow, and this year it drew negative to $24 million—paying out a $21 million dividend and making $13 million in investments contributed to the negative balance line. That said, the investments could prove to generate more revenue for the company down the road.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, June 4, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain. Areas of fog after 9am. High near 53. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.At Wilmington Public Schools: The WHS Band’s Annual BBQ Banquet takes place at 6pm in Wilmington High’s Cafeteria. …. The WHS CATS will hold its monthly meeting at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room.At The Library: Wilmington Community Playgroup at 9:30am. Barstool Sports Jerry Thornton talks Patriots at 2:30pm. Community Roundtable at 6:15pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Wii Bowling at 12:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: The WHS Girls Tennis battle Wayland at 4pm at Wilmington High in first-round state tournament action.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
The collapse in oil prices worldwide over the past few months from $60 (Â£41, â‚¬54) a barrel to as low as $28 a barrel has proved to be very painful for oil-producing nations such as Russia and Saudi Arabia, while in contrast a huge benefit to Western consumers.After all, petrol prices are effectively a tax on the West, with the wealth being transferred to the oil-producing countries in OPEC, plus Russia and Norway.Since the middle of 2014, British drivers have benefited from a 30p a litre drop in petrol prices from 130p to 101p today, on the threshold of dropping under Â£1 a litre for the first time since 2009 (Chart 1).This has been for the strong growth in consumption on both sides of the Atlantic over 2015, as the savings from lower petrol prices have been spent elsewhere.Too much oil, not enough demand?Why have oil prices dropped so precipitously since the middle of 2014? The clear answer is a mismatch of supply and demand of crude oil. While global demand for oil grows relatively steadily over time, the level of oil supply varies much more.In recent years, there has been a massive increase in supply coming from drilling of oil shale formations in the US, leading to the growth in supply of crude oil outstripping demand. And in comes the first law of economics â€“ which dictates that price is determined by supply and demand: so more supply than demand drives prices lower. And that is exactly what has happened (Chart 2).In the past, this would have been corrected by OPEC (the Organization for Petroleum-Exporting Countries). But given that it controls less and less of the worlds oil production (around 38%; Chart 3), it cannot so easily exert the power over the oil price that it has demonstrated in the past.Oil price on the turn?In recent days, however, Russia has signalled it is ready to meet OPEC to discuss a combined production cut in order to boost the oil price.Remember, the oversupply of crude oil relative to demand worldwide is only of the order of one to two million barrels â€“ about 2% of current world oil production â€“ so it would not take that big a coordinated production cut in order to bring oil supply more in balance with demand.On the back of this news, crude oil prices have already rallied from below $30 a barrel to $36 a barrel for Brent crude. If a coordinated production cut is agreed, oil prices could move quite a bit higher still.After all, Brent crude was as high as $60 a barrel earlier in 2015, so there is still potentially a long way to go. The US Energy Information Administration has an average 2016 Brent crude oil forecast of over $40 a barrel, suggesting further upside over the year from current levels.On top of this, US oil production is estimated to have dropped by 600,000 barrels per day already over 2015, and could fall by another 900,000 barrels over 2016 as US oil wells start to see falling rates of production, partly due to the lack of new investment.This natural decline in oil production could also help to bring oil supply and demand back closer to balancing, and thus support oil prices this year.Top oil picks for 2016For an investor who wants to invest in oil stocks to benefit from any lasting rebound in oil prices, there are two ways to go. The first is to invest in a broad diversified fund that takes exposure to a range of European oil companies. For this, I would suggest buying the following exchange-traded fund (ETF): Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF (code: ANRJ).This is an ETF that gives the investor cheap exposure (0.25% annual management charge) to all the large oil and gas companies in Europe, including Total, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and ENI. The current price of a share in this ETF was 169p as of 29 January.The second way is to invest in individual oil companies listed in London â€“ I have listed six (Chart 4).Of these six companies, I would prefer to invest in high-yielding integrated oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total.Bottom line: While oil companies have taken a beating over the past year, now may be an opportune time for long-term investors to look at this sector again.Edmund Shing is Global Head of Equity Derivative Strategy at BNP Paribas in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.
Updated at 5:14 p.m. ET House Republicans plan to vote next week on a pair of immigration bills, including one that would end the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the Southwest border. Republican leaders released a draft version of the bill Thursday after House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters he does not support the “zero tolerance” policy that was implemented as a result of a court decision. In the House GOP proposal released Thursday there is a provision ending the policy. The fate of that measure and another backed by a significant bloc of conservatives is uncertain, meaning the family separation policy could remain intact indefinitely.“This I do think ought to be addressed; we believe it should be addressed in immigration legislation,” Ryan said. “What’s happening at the border with the separation of parents and their children is because of a court ruling. That’s why I think legislation is necessary.”Asked about whether the White House backed either of the two House proposals on Thursday, press secretary Sarah Sanders did not directly answer. “The president’s already laid out a proposal that closes the legal loopholes and provides the resources to secure our border. If the process leads to a permanent solution, as outlined by the president, then we would support it,” Sanders said. Each immigration bill being considered next week is aimed at satisfying a different ideological wing of the Republican Party, and it is unclear whether either has the votes to pass the House. Democrats have indicated that they are solidly opposed to both proposals. Ryan has said any GOP immigration bill must address the four pillars outlined by President Trump: Legal protections for immigrants who are in the country illegally after arriving in the U.S. as children, known as DREAMersBorder securityEnding the diversity visa lotteryAdding new restrictions for family-based legal immigrationThe bill to appease conservatives would include further reductions to legal immigration and may require all employers to check the citizenship of their employees against a federal database.The other bill, which changes family policy at the border, is a compromise with moderate House Republicans who had previously threatened to force votes on their own immigration plan with Democrats. The group backed down from that effort on Tuesday after Ryan convinced members that it would be harmful for the GOP-controlled House to pass an immigration bill supported mostly by Democrats.The legislation would authorize funding for a border wall while creating a new visa category that includes DREAMers who would be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Those immigrants would get legal status to protect them while they wait in the existing citizenship queue. It would not give those immigrants special treatment or an expedited path as many moderates and Democrats have insisted. The compromise follows weeks of fighting with conservatives who have resisted any system that would create a special citizenship route for DREAMers. The new visa category would be created by ending the current visa lottery system and changing several other existing visa programs. The bill would also end per country visa limits while maintaining the current cap on visas, meaning the number of new immigrants allowed into the country would be reduced as visas are granted to DREAMers. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uAn interview with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake talking about issues ranging from education to law enforcement. Plus, Baltimore City Public Schools opened its doors officially for the 2015-2016 school year yesterday and we’ll bring together a round table of experts to talk about engaging our Black boys, the state teacher’s union lobbying against standardized testing and more than 100 teacher vacancies at BCPS as the year begins. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
Leading the terrific trio for Dhruv Visvanath Trio, Dhruv is a young sensation on the music block. With Hemant Chona on bass, Ishaan Gandhi on drums and Dhruv Visvanath on lead guitar and vocals, the band is all set to wow the Capital this Thursday night. At the age of 20, you have a band that performs on significant platforms. Share your journey with us, how did you get initiated into music.Well, I have two bands actually, one is my own trio, The Dhruv Visvanath Trio and the other is Cobbled Street. I have two very different roles in both the bands but it is a rather enjoyable experience. And I’ll take anything where I get to be a little silly on stage! Guitar featured in my life after 7 years of playing the piano. I loved the instrument a lot but it felt a lot more like an exercise towards the end. I really wanted to start with something new and there lay the guitar. I’ve been teaching myself for about 8 and a half years and the experience never ceases to grow old. As for the bands, well I play a lot of solo shows given my genre-guitar spanking, or percussive acoustic guitar as I like to call it. I formed the trio to let out the slightly more angry, and loud songwriter in me. The band is relatively young, in fact only 6 months or so. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With a performance round the corner, you are caught up in exams. How do you manage your two worlds? Haha! Well the thing is my mind is absolutely blank! I have no clue how this time has passed, but I try to divide my time between my work and my play. I tend to be very disciplined in terms of keeping my hands off the guitar during exam time, but for the show at Hard rock, I just can’t quite resist! I study Geography at the University of Delhi, and I’m 4 days away from completing my last year! This is a really busy time of year, but I want to go out with a bang!Three long years into a music career already, do you plan to take it up professionally after college?It’s my dream to be a musician fulltime and travel the world with it. I’d really love to tour Europe and Oceania and South and South East Asia with my music! Although I’ve been very determined to be well educated before i embark on this risk, and i wish to complete my masters before following my dream all the way through!
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 4 min read January 29, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When businesses grow from the startup phase to a full-on company, entrepreneurs are faced with a challenge: Which technologies should they invest in?The typical path is to begin with an email provider and website and then develop a lead generation and contact management tool. Within just a few months of starting a company, a business can easily be utilizing nearly a dozen platforms from many providers. While this technology can (and should) make an entrepreneur’s life easier, it can be tricky to get the hang of all the moving parts.Often entrepreneurs end up outsourcing the IT support or hire their own internal team. Either way, a lot of IT professionals don’t have the insight as to how the rest of the company works, making it difficult to effectively integrate the many different apps and platforms business users are leveraging on a daily basis. As a result, a company may spend too much time and money trying to solve IT issues. This doesn’t have to be the case.Related: How to Recruit a Great Programmer as a PartnerFor entrepreneurs looking to disentangle the IT web, here are three questions to ask your IT professional:How can we empower the business user? When looking to hire IT support, you should make sure IT has the end user (aka the person using the technology) in mind. This will not only help the business user but the technology department too.Today’s IT teams are too resource constrained to respond as quickly as business users require, resulting in a bottleneck. As a result, business users are striving to become more self-sufficient as they look for faster ways to connect with customers, launch new marketing campaigns and enter new markets.It makes sense to view technology integration as a business application rather than a developer tool. Once organizations begin to give business users the tools to take over IT tasks like data mapping and the ability to self-provision customers and partners, IT no longer acts as a bottleneck but rather a value-added broker for business users.What do IT processes look like for the non-technical user? With entrepreneurs constantly connected to their company, they have zero time (or patience) for the IT department to fix a problem.Related: Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to FarmingBusiness users want an easy-to-use interface that enables workflow automation — not a platform that requires advanced knowledge of code and an IT request ticket. When shifting lower level IT tasks to the business user, simplicity is key. Integration solutions should allow users with a non-technical background to build these interfaces without writing any code, such as using a drag-and-drop interface. Savvy business users and analysts will then be able to create connections, access data, configure triggers and map data formats using visual, web-based applications.How can we leverage our existing IT infrastructure? Completely replacing existing systems aren’t viable from both a cost and IT standpoint. While integration platforms must provide end users with the functionality and ease of use they require, IT has often already made significant investments in a number of different business applications. Look for integration solutions and platforms that work with your existing IT architecture to avoid costly, time consuming projects.Ideally, IT should implement a platform that can then be deployed to business users for day-to-day use and management. This way, IT can remain in control from a distance, while still empowering business users to take over between 60 and 70 percent of the daily tasks that traditionally fell under IT’s wheelhouse.By enabling business users to take over day-to-day IT tasks, your entire organization wins. Not only does it allow users to make better and faster decisions by utilizing accessible data, but it also frees up IT to focus on high-level tasks that drive value, efficiency, and productivity across the entire business. Related: Paying for Tech Help With Future Royalties