453 new Covid cases confirmed, no further deaths reported

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Previous articleBuncrana Gardai make a number of arrests for drug drivingNext articleSudden death of former Harps player Alan Keely News Highland 453 new Covid cases confirmed, no further deaths reported Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Over a quarter of a million cases of Covid-19 have now been detected in the Republic.The milestone was reached this evening with the announcement by the Department of Health that 453 more people have contracted the virus.No further deaths among patients have been reported, however.There are 129 people being treated in hospital, with forty receiving intensive care .The five-day moving average number of new infections is up again, and now stands at 489. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebookcenter_img Twitter Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 3, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Advancing Healthcare Innovation Through High Performance Computing

first_imgNote: This is the first post in a HPC blog series. Visit Dell4Enterprise again in the coming weeks for more on HPC in manufacturing, oil and gas. We live in an incredible age for medical discovery and healthcare breakthroughs. With the advent of faster, low-cost genome sequencing technology, medical researchers can now understand the underlying genetic and molecular pathways for diseases. But as the technology enabling this era continues to advance at an astronomical rate, so too does the volume of data being collected by researchers and medical staff with no signs of slowing down.Genomic data, X-rays, MRIs and other medical information are both voluminous and complex, and require sophisticated computer systems using the latest data analytics techniques to be useful. Plus health data has to be affordably stored and available for long periods of time, while maintaining data security and privacy regulations, so these systems never shrink.Healthcare organizations and medical researchers lacking adequate resources to capture and manage this data are faced with the challenge of designing and deploying their own infrastructure, often with minimal IT expertise or support. Also, complex integration and performance tuning of the infrastructure can take months — all resulting in low system usage and discovery delays that can be the difference between life and death.Adding to this complexity is the trend toward bringing different types of data sets together – such as genomic data, electronic medical records and clinical trials data – to develop an understanding of complex medical conditions for the specific individual, known as precision medicine. Doctors now have the ability to analyze a specific patient’s unique genomes for early signs of a disease and match them with specific treatments that will be more effective. Previously, this type of diagnostic and personalized treatment took months, but now with powerful technology, personalized medicine has the potential to take days or even hours!High performance computing (HPC) has played a critical role in healthcare data analysis for decades, but new systems, combining traditional high performance computing technologies with high performance data analytics, are changing the game by accelerating processes for healthcare organizations of all sizes and making that complexity manageable. We’re incredibly excited about the evolution of the Dell HPC System for Life Sciences, which was initially developed specifically for genomic analysis. Partnering closely with our customers at the forefront of genomics research, including Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), we developed the Dell HPC System for Life Sciences to help accelerate time-to-insight for a range of healthcare fields including pharmaceuticals and cancer research.This first-of-its-kind platform is designed and optimized to deliver high-throughput and fast turnaround of genomic workflows, which is essential for patients with chronic or life-threatening diseases and delivering on information-driven healthcare. It integrates easily with the latest generation of sequencing machines from companies like Illumina, and captures sequencing data directly into the system for processing. Sequence data is then network-accessible by researchers for further investigation and correlation with other data sources.Combining comprehensive HPC and data management systems with domain expertise and technical know-how, Dell is proud to be making a difference by helping genomic research organizations across healthcare, government, universities and industrial labs accelerate their research .Most HPC implementations traditionally have been at large research hospitals focusing on prominent health issues such as cancer, heart disease, AIDS and Alzheimer’s. Dell is now eliminating the barriers for smaller organizations that concentrate on hundreds of other ailments like asthma and hepatitis that affect millions of people, opening opportunities for a wide array of new medical and genomic research. Widespread HPC availability allows for research on a massive number of species including bacteria and viruses, enabling discoveries that are critical to public health.HPC is no longer considered an arcane or niche technology. The market has matured and scientific institutions of all sizes are taking advantage of its power to make some truly ground-breaking medical discoveries. Healthcare and research organizations need to consider a three- to five-year roadmap with the understanding that sustained, massive data growth is inevitable. By adopting HPC systems, they can accelerate their research and the delivery of life-saving medical treatments. Dell works to provide the right tools to help healthcare organizations worldwide. We’re proud of the work our life science customers are doing to change the world and humbled to play a part in their important work through our HPC systems.For more updates on Dell HPC, follow along on Dell4Enterprise as we continue our HPC blog series, and visit the following:@DellHPC on TwitterDell HPC Customer Case StudiesDell HPC Communitylast_img read more

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Ahead of Tokyo 2020: Athletics Australia begins search for new head coach

first_img The national governing body stated that it is looking to appoint someone who “has strong relationships and credibility with Australia’s high-performance athletes”. Whoever is appointed will lead the Olympic team into Tokyo 2020. read also:‘Coronavirus vaccine key for Olympics’ According to the Sydney Morning Herald, former head coach Craig Hilliard will be asked to act as interim coach. Malcolm’s contract was due to expire at the end of 2021, before it was announced he was leaving the role yesterday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Athletics Australia has asked that the World Cross Country Championships, which were due to be held in Bathurst in March 2021, be postponed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Athletics Australia is seeking a new head of high performance and coaching less than a year before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, following the departure of ex-sprinter Christian Malcolm. After 18 months in the now-vacant position, Malcolm announced he would be returning to the United Kingdom to become the new Olympic programme head coach for UK Athletics. The 41-year-old had previously had a successful career as an athlete – including two relay bronze medals at the World Championships – and worked with British relay teams prior to his move to Australia. “We’d like to thank Christian for his contribution over the last 18 months and wish him well for his next endeavour,” Athletics Australia chief executive Darren Gocher said. “Our attention is now squarely focused on the upcoming summer programmes and the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. “Athletics Australia has built robust structures and systems along with a stable of excellent coaches that places us in good stead as we move forward with our high-performance programme.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

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Ronaldo helps Portugal into Confederations Cup semis

first_img(REUTERS)-European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty.Portugal’s all-time leading scorer swept the ball home in the 33rd minute, his 75th goal for his country, and Bernardo Silva added the second four minutes later.A solo effort from Andre Silva, his eighth goal in 11 appearances, in the 80th minute and a stoppage-time goal from substitute Nani completed the scoring.It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal who never looked in real danger despite a sluggish start.However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime, while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe, with his side 2-0 up, earned the controversial central defender his second yellow card of the tournament, ruling him out of Wednesday’s semi-final.“It was an odd game – we were in control, but they started creating problems, and if it had got back to 2-1, it could have got complicated,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who helped Unterhaching win promotion from the German fourth division last season, kept the score down with a superb second-half display.The Oceania champions were far from disgraced but have now competed in the tournament four times without winning a game and have an overall record of 11 defeats and a draw in 12 matches.Even so, coach Anthony Hudson was proud of his side, who refused to shut up shop in the second half.“We know we’ve played some really good football at times. We never stopped. We created chances, we put them under pressure, so we could have got a little more out of this tournament,” he told reporters.“This team are on the right path, they have got great character, great belief and it’s a young team moving in the right direction.”Portugal topped Group A with seven points from three games, ahead of Mexico on goal difference after the CONCACAF champions beat hosts Russia 2-1. New Zealand finished bottom of the group after losing all three games.Ronaldo had already headed against the crossbar before firing Portugal ahead after Danilo went tumbling under a challenge from two defenders and the referee pointed to the spot without asking for a video replay.Bernardo Silva turned Eliseu’s low cross into the net four minutes later, although he suffered a knock on the ankle in the process.Marinovic made impressive saves to deny Ronaldo, Andre Silva and Nani but was powerless stop Andre Silva when he collected the ball on the halfway line, ran at two defenders who backed off, and fired his shot into the far corner.Nani completed the scoring with his 25th international goal.last_img read more

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