Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center Dedicated

first_imgThe Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center in Paynesville.It is a common practice in Liberia that top government officials and those who can afford to seek medical attention outside of the country because the government has not done enough to improve the country’s health delivery system.To assuage this state of affairs, the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has fulfilled its vision conceived a little over a year ago when last Friday it dedicated the multi-million dollar Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center, located behind NASSCORP House which hosts the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) at ELWA Junction.The state-of-art facility will provide much needed high-level laboratory and imaging diagnosis to thousands of citizens. The facility comprises a three-story imaging/laboratory building and adjacent four-story clinic/residence building.NASSCORP’s Director General, Dewitt von Ballmoos, at the official dedication said the facility will save the country huge amount of money spent on foreign travels for medical purposes.The facility will further enable technology and specialized skills transfer to local Liberian medical technicians thereby contributing to capacity building as well as attracting Liberian medical professionals to return home from the Diaspora.“This center will contribute to the achievement of one of the key development goals the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ardently worked towards,” Von Ballmoos added.Since he assumed the leadership of NASSCORP, the Executive Director said several important initiatives have claimed the corporation’s attention, captivated their imagination and challenged their determination to make NASSCORP one of the most progressive, efficient, viable and responsive in the nation.“I dream of a day when all working Liberians would be part of the social security system, including those who have served in the public sector and are entitled to a reasonable standard of living at retirement,” he said.The imaging equipment for the Jahmale facility includes Toshiba Lighting Aquiline Detector; Row Ultra Helical CT scan; Hitachi Aperto Lucent Prime Open MRI; Canon/DelftDI Triathlon Dr. X-Ray machine and planned clarity 2D Digital Mammography (Mammogram).Others include; Hitachi Arrieta V60ultra Sound Machine; Mortara ELA 280 Electrocardiography Machine and ROGAA Delft online XS PACS Data Storage facility.The facility also has a wide range of laboratory equipment that includes Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Immunoassay analyzers, Microbiology and hematology binocular microscopes and Heratherm advance incubator.The facility will also have its own ‘Waste Disposer’ known as ‘Medical Waste Incinerator’ as well as other molecular biology and pharmaceutical equipment and supplies.Other equipment available include laboratory freezers and chillers; pure urine microbiology chemistry analyzer; water purification system; Heraeus megafund 8 centrifuges; clinical routers, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WHY NEXT WEEKEND IS THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO VISIT TORY ISLAND

first_imgTory as far as the eye can see!The stunning setting of Tory Island will provide the perfect backdrop for a 10K walk in aid of a very special cause next Saturday.The walk, from East Town to West Town, will take place for the Irish Guide Dogs on August 9th.Tory’s famous lighthouseIf you have never visited Tory Island then this is your perfect chance. From boasting its very own King in the affable Patsy Dan Rodgers to the Tory Island Painters, the island is a remarkable piece of the Donegal landscape which not enough of us see.The cost of the walk is €10 per adult, €5 per child and €20 per family.Registration is at 12.45pm at the Harbour Hotel and the walk commences at 1.30pm.A reduced boat fare of just €20 return is available for walkers. There will also be refreshments and a session in the Harbour View Hotel which is now run by the former lighthouse keeper Sean Doherty and his family.If you have always wanted to visit Tory then now is your chance to do so for a good cause.For more details ring Bernie on 086 603 9343 or email margaretosullivan@guidedogs.ie. WHY NEXT WEEKEND IS THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO VISIT TORY ISLAND was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Guide Dogspatsy dan rodgersTory HotelTory IslandWalk for th Blindlast_img read more

Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

first_img Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 Stay on target For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com, we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is very much like the original Legend of Zelda on the NES. Except Breath of the Wild is playable and good. Free from 30-year-old technical limitations, Breath of the Wild delivers that same sense of freedom and mystery (only greater) while giving players enough ways to actually meaningful interact with the world to make exploration enjoyable. And while there is a lot to learn like how to reach certain spots or how to simply not die, you’re rarely left completely in the dark about how to achieve the macro, story goals. In this way, Breath of the Wild’s open-world fundamental re-imagining of Zelda finally fulfills the initial promise of the series, and that alone makes it Game of the Year.After playing dozens and dozens of hours of the biggest launch game for Nintendo Switch (as well as the last real game for Wii U), I’ve been agonizing over how to review it. It’s so dense and enormous. You could spend so much time in the opening Great Plateau area, and it’s really only a tutorial space for the crafting and stamina exploration systems Nintendo’s nails after experimenting with them in Skyward Sword.But the moments that stand out best are the small ones. Breath of the Wild is the rare game where spoilers I think can have a truly negative impact on a player’s experience. Like Skyrim crossed with No Man’s Sky but Japanese, discovery is the point. So here’s what I’m going to do. If you want more traditional thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you can read my preview on how it’s Nintendo’s first AAA game. But in this post, I’m just going to recount one of my play sessions with the game, a play session I believe demonstrates why this is this week’s (and maybe this year’s) Game of the Year. I’ll try to keep this action-packed travelogue vague, but again, watch out for spoilers.So here’s what I was doing at 1:00 AM instead of sleeping.I had just finished the dungeon in the desert region. The elaborate affair began with me surfing on a seal and shooting bomb arrows at a giant, mechanical, (Shadow of the) colossus. From there I entered the machine and discovered it was an elaborate 3D puzzle box to rotate and solve. The game’s dungeons are more compact compared to past Zelda games, but this allows them to be more complicated while still making sure the player completely understands the space. It’s a nice contrast to the overworld that’s more sprawling and full of secrets than ever before. Plus the maps remind me of Metroid Prime.Solving the dungeon revealed the boss. Beating the boss advanced the story and awarded me with more health, a powerful spell, and some good weapons and treasure from the grateful princess (not Zelda). Opening the chests of course played the classic franchise chime.This seemed like a fine place to stop playing. It was already late. But there were a few more things I wanted to clean up. And more importantly, this is a game I never actually want to stop playing. It can only be forced by the need to eat or sleep or go to work.Before entering the dungeon I first had to reclaim a stolen heirloom from a tribe of ninjas. It was a brutal stealth sequence full of treasure too risky to grab at the time. But now, the tribe had vanished. So I put on my heat-resistant clothes, ran across the desert sands, waltzed into the hideout, and picked up some nice, valuable, precious metals, along with a bunch of bananas.I warped to a village to sell my goods to the nervous merchant and used the rupees to buy some knight armor with upgraded defense. I then headed into the nearby forest and spoke with the Great Fairy to see if I could upgrade these clothes even further. I could! But I was missing some key items. I also realized that I only needed a few more parts from the fearsome, robotic Guardian enemies to upgrade my Sheikah Slate tablet with better bombs and time-stopping abilities.I then decided to make one last personal quest for the night to make these upgrades. But first, I noticed a tower near the fairy fountain. So I climbed up the rock wall, glided over the valley, and ascended the tower. From the top I could see more towers and shrines if I zoomed in, but I knew I wouldn’t have time to explore them now. So I marked them on my map for later.I was mostly missing monster materials. So I warped to an earlier area in the game to farm some more horns and fangs. I didn’t want to use my better swords and risk breaking them. So I scanned in my Wolf Link Amiibo and had the dog take care of some low-level foes. I then used the monsters own clubs and bows and arrows against them. One material was particularly rare, though, and called for a different strategy. While doing this I also casually stumbled upon the rock monster miniboss from the E3 trailer, defeated it, and earned some more gems.For the Guardian parts, I decided to test my new spell and discovered it could take out stationary Guardians in one lightning blast. That was great since the spell could only be used three times before needing to recharge for 12 minutes. Unfortunately, the stationary Guardians didn’t give me the specific piece I needed. Maybe the mobile, spider-like Guardians would be the ticket? Earlier in the game, when I immediately rushed toward evil pig cloud Calamity Ganon at Hyrule Castle and accidentally unlocked one of Link’s 100-year-old lost, voice-acted memories, I secured a tower surrounded by roaming Guardians. That was where I needed to go next.Deep in enemy territory, I searched for my prey. In the meantime, I avoided angry ninjas and happened to kill some monsters with material I needed for armor upgrades. I then spotted a Guardian and zapped it. However, unlike the stationary Guardians, the mobile ones could withstand multiple hits. The blue tunic I was wearing revealed an enemy’s exact health. I would need to hit this Guardian two more times, but the spell needed to recharge. And if I warped away the foe would recover its health.So I ran. I ran so far away. I ran until my stamina ran out. I let my stamina recharge and ran some more. I hid behind rocks where the laser can’t spot me. I used my horse, L-Horse, for extra speed, even though I had only managed to wrangle a slower, spotted horse instead of fast one with a single color. I heard the tense, excellent battle music kick in. I ate one of my home-cooked meals to buff my defense and stealth to increase my chance of survival. I did everything I could think of, and most of it worked. Many previous deaths by Guardians had taught me much.Finally, the spell recharged, and I took down the Guardian in a most satisfying electric light show. Previously, lightning in this area had killed me because of my metal weapons. Now lightning did my bidding. I took a screenshot because the scene was visually stunning, animated but still operatic. Plus, with the right added text, I could make it into a great meme later. As I predicted, the Guardian left behind the last part I needed. I returned to the mad scientist and unlocked my tablet’s maximum potential.Now I just had to get those last monster parts. Through trial and error I learned that the part was more likely to drop if I killed stronger monsters in combat rather than relying on bombs. But that didn’t mean I still couldn’t use tricks. My upgraded stasis ability now froze enemies as well as objects. This was great for killing sneaky beasts that pop out of the ground, the same beasts that provide balloons from strapping to things as if this game couldn’t be even more like Metal Gear Solid V.I found the monster I needed and stopped it in its tracks. I equipped a better scimitar and struck its frozen body. When time restarted, it felt all my hits at once. But that wasn’t enough to finish it off. I targeted it and drew my sword and shield. Z-targeting has always made Zelda’s combat look more cinematic, but it’s particularly eye-catching in Breath of the Wild. I perfectly dodged its sword strike and unleashed a flurry of my own. The material was mine!I returned to the Great Fairy and received my stronger clothing. I drank a glass of milk hoping it would give me an empty bottle to catch one of the smaller fairies but it didn’t work. I’ll have to think of a new strategy. Maybe I just need to snatch them? I put on my better clothes, sold my excess treasures, and cooked all the food I had harvested along the way into meals.This surprise detour was longer than I expected but totally worth it. It’s one example of the seemingly endless, emergent, entertainment exploring this world can provide. Your experience after playing for the same amount of time may be entirely different. But now that my mini midnight odyssey was over, it was time for the next real adventure. I warped to a tower I had climbed earlier near another dungeon, the water dungeon considering all the rivers to swim through, and prepared for a new journey.Oh, and this whole time, I was seamlessly switching between playing the game in my hands on my bed with the Switch tablet and blowing it up on the big screen with the dock and Pro Controller.The stamina limit and weapon degradation can be a little harsh and there are some slowdown frame rate issues in large grassy open areas but who cares. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Game of the Year.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchPro Controllerlast_img read more

How to Craft the Perfect Email with High Response Rates

first_imgThere’s no sugar-coating it: creating new sales opportunities from cold email is hard work. Each email you send competes with ~125 other business emails per day vying for the attention of your customer.While creating a strong initial intro email is important, most opportunities are opened from follow-up steps – often requiring 7 to 13 touches before a prospect becomes a sales qualified lead.That’s why it’s crucial to craft compelling and engaging follow-up emails that lead to booked meetings. Let’s break down the anatomy of the perfect follow-up email that generates high response rates:*actual reply from a prospect revealing why they loved the format of the follow-up email.1. Add a personalized, to-the-point subject line.According to Convince & Convert, 35% of recipients open emails based on the subject line alone. That stat alone should give you pause.Abraham Lincoln once famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” If honest Abe was sending an email today, he’d likely spend the majority of the time perfecting his subject line.It’s important that your subject line is intriguing, to the point, and experiments with personalization: whether it be the person’s name, their company or something they cherish. If you’re stuck or unsure which variation to try, use tools like CoSchedule’s free Headline Analyzer for inspiration.Example format of a personalized headline: <> + your company – subject matterPro-tip: For campaigns to non-executives, test an emoji in the subject line . Once taboo in business culture, emojis are becoming more accepted, and in many cases increase email open rates. For example, Experian ran an experiment and saw a 56% higher open rate compared to text only headlines. An emoji is expressive without taking much space and really stands out on mobile.2. Use rich media to increase engagement.While products like Slack, Skype, and Google Docs have completely transformed the way we communicate internally with other team members, communication outside of your organization still defaults to email.Despite many advances since its invention in 1978, many of us still send emails like we’re living in 1997 (the launch of Yahoo Mail) – treating the medium like digital ink on digital paper. However, we often don’t realize that email is powered by HTML, just like web pages, and hold similar power & flexibility.Many out-of-the-box solutions like Mixmax, Rebel, and Typeform now allow you to add interactivity to your emails, such as polls, forms, buttons, gifs, and videos baked right into the content – as opposed to attachments or outside links.Adding a poll, for example, can dramatically increase your response rates and lower the apprehension of a sales email.3. Standardize & test, test, test.While testing your email content is encouraged, if you don’t have your sales stages mapped out and evaluate the impact of your tests, your pipeline will never become predictable.It’s important to take a step back and think through:How each email relates to the buyer, and the greater conversation you’ve started.The end goal of each email: is it a reply? A meeting? Or to start a free trial?Example of a 13-step touchpoint plan – spanning across email, social, and phone calls.Once your touchpoint plan is mapped out, then you can properly create A/B tests at each email step to better understand the impact of each variation based on that stage’s goal.If you don’t have email software that automatically tracks the results of your tests, there are several free calculators that will help you determine the winning variation.4. Leverage automation, but leave room for a human touch.With ~62% of a sales rep’s day being spent on non-selling tasks, automation software has been a godsend – freeing reps from dull, repetitive data entry, and allowing them to focus on customer conversations. However, fully automated email campaigns can come at a detriment to performance. No customer wants to feel they are part of a one-size-fits-all campaign.We’ve all had the cringeworthy experience – whether it be an email or LinkedIn InMail – where the message wasn’t even directed to the right job function and clumsily clogged up our inbox. You don’t like feeling like an afterthought, and neither does your customer.Instead, ensure you have steps in your email sequence or campaign where a human touch and customization is applied.For example, you can still use automation to create a task to follow up with your customer; while also leveraging a battle-tested template to add structure and tracking to your email. However, you should still apply a personal touch that will make the email authentic.Some ideas on adding customization:Say congratulations for major milestones: such as company funding, title changes, new product releases, etc.Browse their social profiles and relate to their hobbies, background, and interests. Do you both hike on the weekends, cheer for the same teams, have a weird obsession with Corgis, or graduate from the same university?Relate to their content. Executives and marketers often are required to write, and share their perspective to increase their brand awareness. Take the time to read some of their latest articles and add perspective.Hours of unforeseen work is poured into each thought piece, and authors generally love to hear people actually read their content.ConclusionCrafting the perfect set of cold emails that lead to high reply rates and meetings booked comes down to two aspects: personalization & persistence.Ensure you’re speaking directly to your customer’s needs, wants and desires by doing your upfront research and adding personalization tokens in your email. Humanize your content whenever possible.Finally, remember the art of sales is in the follow-up. You often won’t receive a reply or action until 7 or more touches, so plan for the long game, while also adding value at each step (quell the urge to send the “just checking in” email). Good luck!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis32last_img read more