Patient app ‘saves thousands of nursing hours‘

Patient app ‘saves thousands of nursing hours‘

Developed by GOSH clinical site practitioner and nurse Sarah Newcombe, the app enables staff to enter the vital signs of up to 350 patients using handheld devices rather than with pen and paper. The system generates automatic alerts to relevant specialist teams at the hospital if patients show signs of deterioration. It also enables staff to communicate directly with each other, and crucially they do not need to leave the […]

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Child pornography minimum sentencing laws under review

Child pornography minimum sentencing laws under review

By DAVE COLLINS – Associated Press – Sunday, December 31, 2017 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Current and former Connecticut officials have started drafting proposed changes to the state’s child pornography laws that would drop mandatory minimum prison sentences in some cases involving defendants with mental health or developmental disabilities. The potential revisions are the result of frustration by judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers with the current child pornography possession laws, […]

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The 5 craziest things we learned about the universe in 2017

The 5 craziest things we learned about the universe in 2017

In the search for answers, the universe usually only gives us more questions. And those questions are becoming as infinite as the cosmos themselves. From to inexplicable to mounting evidence that a these stories prove that the more we learn about the universe, the less we know. 1. An artist’s impression of OumuamuaESO/M. Kornmesser This year marked the first-ever confirmed interstellar object to visit our solar system. 1I/2017 U1, or […]

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How to sell your unwanted stuff online

How to sell your unwanted stuff online

CLOSE Ready to trade or sell your old iPhone to get some cash for the new one? Columnist Jennifer Jolly sifts through the various resale sites, including Apple's, for the best deals. Jennifer Jolly/USA TODAY Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TODAY One of the newest online classifieds sites is letgo, which was designed to simplify this posting process.(Photo: Letgo/handout) CONNECT 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Many of us can relate to receiving a […]

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Not charged up: Why Canadians still aren‘t buying electric vehicles

Not charged up: Why Canadians still aren‘t buying electric vehicles

Bruce Sharpe gave up gasoline and says he‘s never going back. He pushes down the pedal, and his red Tesla Model S moves off the line at a Vancouver intersection with more giddy-up than most V8-powered sports cars. He‘s the president of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association and is a big fan of the technology, despite describing himself as “not a car guy.” Sharpe and others think Canadians have been too slow to […]

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All in the family: Darnells mark half a century fixing TVs

All in the family: Darnells mark half a century fixing TVs

By RICK WAGNER – Associated Press – Sunday, December 31, 2017 KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – “My TV’s in the shop.” Have you heard anybody say that lately? If so and you’re in the Kingsport area, chances are that shop is the TV & Radio Clinic owned by and this year marking its 50th anniversary. However, because of the scarcity of TV repair shops, the business draws repair work from Southwest […]

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From school to workforce

From school to workforce

By TIFFANY?TOWNER – Associated Press – Sunday, December 31, 2017 FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – An alarm is ringing in a room at Pierpont filled with monitors showing power plant control room operations. The vibrations of a turbine, which should be low, are abnormally high, setting off the alert. If the turbine keeps going at this rate, it will shut down. “If the turbine spins, everybody wins. If it doesn’t spin, […]

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