Eureka girls roll in NCS opener

first_imgKaylee Murphy and Makaila Napoleon each scored 18 points to lead the Eureka High girls basketball team to a 66-42 first-round North Coast Section Division-III playoff win over visiting Analy Tuesday night. “We used what we knew we had,” Eureka head coach Clifford Napoleon said. “We knew we had better athletes, and we knew if we pressed them we’d come up with some turnovers early.”The No. 3-seeded Loggers got off to a quick start, holding No. 14 Analy to just one field goal and three points …last_img

With Quinn Cook a restricted free agent, will he return to the Warriors?

first_imgIn a move that shows their intrigue with a player they groomed through varying roles, the Warriors extended a $1.8 million qualifying offer to Quinn Cook on Saturday to make him a restricted free agent, league sources told Bay Area News Group. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.With the move, the Warriors have three days to match or exceed any offer sheet that Cook receives from other teams once free agency begins on Sunday at 3 pm PT.It appears unclear what market demand Cook will …last_img

Do We Need a Yelp for the Enterprise?

first_imgTags:#Analysis#enterprise Last month Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting. The report positioned AT&T, Rackspace, Savvis, Terremark and Verizon as the leaders. Controversially, Amazon.com didn’t make the cut as a leader partially because it doesn’t offer certain features such as managed hosting or options for hybrid clouds. Amazon.com and many of the other providers ranked are focused on developers and on providing web services, not hosting virtualized enterprise applications such as ERP. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley Gartner gauges companies based on several criteria for each Magic Quadrant, and one is usually “completeness of vision.” By this measure, Amazon.com does lag some of its competitors. We’ve also noted that even with the recent price reductions Amazon.com’s support is considerably more expensive than its competition. But that doesn’t mean it offers a worse service.When selecting a vendor for anything, whether that’s on-premise hardware or SaaS, it’s important to assess your specific needs. Many of Amazon.com’s customers don’t need or want to the services that Gartner notes are absent. Looking at an analyst ranking doesn’t give you a customized view of the situation – it gives you a very generalized view.This doesn’t meant there’s no value in the reports, but it does mean that there’s very little value in just looking at the quadrant graphic. We had a good conversation about the value of the Magic Quadrant reports in particular in the comments of this post. This thread on Quora dives into how relevant analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester will be in the future. ccLoop CEO Michael Wolfe, makes a great point: “If I want to spend $10m on a piece of enterprise software, I spend $5K on a report written by a single analyst a year ago?” He suggests that what we need is a “Yelp for Enterprise.”Venkatesh Rao suggests LinkedIn could become the Yelp of enterprise. We’ve written before about how LinkedIn Company Pages can be used to evaluate vendors:Although we doubt these social network reviews will take place of journalists and analyst firms, it would be nice to have one more way of learning about a company before signing on the dotted line. The challenge for LinkedIn will be keeping recommendations authentic and keeping the whole thing from turning into a giant spam pit.That remains true today. LinkedIn Pages or some other well-vetted review site for enterprise products and services would make a great compliment to existing resources. Gartner gets customer testimonials while preparing the Magic Quadrant reports. A “Yelp for enterprise” would give decision makers the chance to look at those testimonials directly, decide how relevant the comments are to their organizations and possibly even real customers directly.Another way analyst firms could evolve is by providing more dynamic information sources to replace or compliment static reports. Although Gartner mentions that it might update the Magic Quadrant reports during the year if there’s a significant development, it hardly feels like the reports are up to date. Real-time data – possibly even complimented by aggregating information from multiple “Yelps for enterprise” – could be embedded into reports to keep them fresh.What do you think? What would make it easier for you to make decisions?last_img read more

Courts in Odisha sitting on huge backlog of cases

first_imgOdisha courts are sitting on a massive backlog of more than 15 lakh cases while the rate of case disposal does not appear to be very encouraging.As on October 31, the Orissa High Court had a backlog of 1.5 lakh cases whereas the lower judiciary was dealing with 14.1 lakh cases.Law Minister Pratap Jena told the Assembly in a written reply that the Orissa HC had disposed of 63,236 cases in 2018 — a decline in the rate of disposal compared with the rates in 2017 and 2016.In 2017, the HC had delivered a verdict in 74,798 cases, whereas 71,474 cases were disposed of in 2016. Of the 1,50,938 pending cases in the High Court, as many as 21,659 had been pending for 10 years or more. And 3,796 cases had been pending for more than two decades. “The HC is taking appropriate steps to reduce the backlog,” said Mr. Jena.In the High Court, 14 judge positions are lying vacant, which is said to be the prime reason behind the high pendency of cases.In the lower judiciary, the rate of case disposal has been decreasing while pending cases have touched 14.1 lakh. In 2018, only 2.5 lakh cases could be disposed of compared to 3.6 lakh in 2017 and 4.6 lakh in 2016.As many as 25 district level judge positions are vacant in the lower judiciary. In the senior civil judge category, 34 posts are lying vacant and 89 posts do not have civil judges.Despite the huge backlog, only two candidates among lawyers were found to be fit for recruitment as additional district judges this year.last_img read more

Extradural hemorrhage

first_imgDefinitionAn extradural hemorrhage is bleeding between the inside of the skull and the outer covering of the brain (called the “dura”).Alternative NamesExtradural hematoma; Epidural hematomaCauses, incidence, and risk factorsAn extradural hemorrhage is often caused by a skull fracture during childhood or adolescence. This type of bleeding is more common in young people because the membrane covering the brain is not as firmly attached to the skull as it is in older people.An extradural hemorrhage occurs when there is a rupture of a blood vessel, usually an artery, which then bleeds into the space between the “dura mater” and the skull. The affected vessels are often torn by skull fractures.This is most often the result of a severe head injury, such as those caused by motorcycle or automobile accidents. Extradural hemorrhages can be caused by venous (from a vein) bleeding in young children.Rapid bleeding causes a collection of blood (hematoma) that presses on the brain, causing a rapid increase of the pressure inside the head (intracranial pressure). This pressure may result in additional brain injury.An extradural hemorrhage is an emergency because it may lead to permanent brain damage and death if left untreated. There may be a rapid worsening within minutes to hours, from drowsiness to coma and death.SymptomsA health care provider should be consulted for any head injury that results in even a brief loss of consciousness or if there are any other symptoms after a head injury (even without loss of consciousness).advertisementThe typical pattern of symptoms that indicate an extradural hemorrhage is loss of consciousness, followed by alertness, then loss of consciousness again. But this pattern may NOT appear in all people.The most important symptoms of an extradural hemorrhage are:ConfusionDizzinessDrowsiness or altered level of alertnessEnlarged pupil in one eyeHeadache (severe)Head injury or trauma followed by loss of consciousness, a period of alertness, then rapid deterioration back to unconsciousnessNausea and/or vomitingWeakness of part of the body, usually on the opposite side from the side with the enlarged pupilThe symptoms usually occur within minutes to hours after a head injury and indicate an emergency situation.Signs and testsThe neurological examination may indicate that a specific part of the brain is malfunctioning (for instance, arm weakness on one side) or may indicate increased intracranial pressure.If there is increased intracranial pressure, emergency surgery may be needed in order to relieve the pressure and prevent further brain injury.A head CT scan will confirm the diagnosis of an extradural hemorrhage and will pinpoint the exact location of the hematoma and any associated skull fracture.TreatmentAn extradural hemorrhage is an emergency condition! Treatment goals include taking measures to save the persons life, controlling symptoms, and minimizing or preventing permanent damage to the brain.Life support measures may be required. Emergency surgery is almost always necessary to reduce pressure within the brain. This may include drilling a small hole in the skull to relieve pressure and allow drainage of the blood from the brain.Large hematomas or solid blood clots may need to be removed through a larger opening in the skull (craniotomy). Medications used in addition to surgery will vary according to the type and severity of symptoms and brain damage that occurs.Anticonvulsant medications (such as phenytoin) may be used to control or prevent seizures. Some medications called “hyperosmotic agents” (like mannitol, glycerol, and hypertonic saline) may be used to reduce brain swelling.Expectations (prognosis)An extradural hemorrhage has a high risk of death without prompt surgical intervention. Even with prompt medical attention, a significant risk of death and disability remains.ComplicationsThere is a risk of permanent brain injury whether the disorder is treated or untreated. Symptoms (such as seizures) may persist for several months, even after treatment, but in time they usually become less frequent or disappear completely. Seizures may begin as many as 2 years after the injury.In adults, most recovery occurs in the first 6 months, with some improvement over approximately 2 years. Children usually recover more quickly and completely than adults.Incomplete recovery is the result of brain damage. Other complications include permanent symptoms such as paralysis or loss of sensation (which began at the time of the injury), herniation of the brain and permanent coma, and normal pressure hydrocephalus, which can lead to weakness, headaches, incontinence, and difficulty walking.Calling your health care providerGo to the emergency room or call 911 if symptoms of extradural hemorrhage occur.Spinal injuries often occur with head injuries, so if you must move the person before help arrives, try to keep his or her neck still.advertisementCall your health care provider if symptoms persist after treatment, including memory loss, difficulty maintaining attention, dizziness, headache, anxiety, speech difficulties, and complete or partial loss of movement in part of the body.Go to the emergency room or call 911 if emergency symptoms develop after treatment, including breathing difficulties, convulsions/seizures, decreased responsiveness, loss of consciousness, enlarged pupils, and uneven pupil size.PreventionAn extradural hemorrhage may not be preventable once a head injury has occurred.To minimize the risk of head injury, use appropriate safety equipment (such as hard hats, bicycle or motorcycle helmets, and seat belts).Follow general safety rules. For example, do not dive into water if the water depth is unknown or if rocks may be present. Use appropriate safety precautions in sports, recreation, and work. Drive safely.ReferencesBiros MH, Heegaard WG. Head injury. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 38.Review Date:7/4/2012Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more