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News story: Pause on the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.

first_imgFollowing a recommendation by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, the government and NHS have paused the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence until a set of conditions to ensure that patients receive safe and high-quality care are met. This pause has been extended to include vaginally inserted surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and will be implemented through a high vigilance programme of restricted practice.These procedures have not been banned and during this pause, they will continue to be used when there is no viable alternative and after close and comprehensive consultation between patient and clinician.There has not been any new evidence which would prompt regulatory action and the position of MHRA remains the same on these medical devices. We continue to work with other regulators in the EU and wider, as well as colleagues across the health sector, to monitor and examine evidence as it becomes available.We continue to work closely with NHS England, NICE and professional bodies, and we are all committed to helping address the serious concerns raised by women who have experienced complications, and we will take action as appropriate to protect public health.We actively encourage patients and healthcare professionals to report complications associated with these implants through the Yellow Card Scheme.Please see the DHSC statement on the pause and the letter from NHS Improvement to acute trust CEOs and medical directors.last_img read more

Northern Ireland to get religious same-sex marriage

first_img“For the couples who were waiting to make plans for their future, they were left in a position of uncertainty and we’ve certainly moved forward a little step today,” said Patrick Corrigan, the head of Amnesty International in Northern Ireland.”In Northern Ireland, where a lot of people still are religious and church-going, it’s a big deal for many couples.”Religious same-sex marriages are already allowed in England, Wales and Scotland.When same-sex weddings began taking place in Northern Ireland in February, the government said regulations would follow to enable faith groups to opt into offering them and to convert civil partnerships to marriage. Same-sex religious marriages will be allowed in Northern Ireland, the British government said on Thursday, bowing to pressure from LGBT+ campaigners after the first secular lesbian wedding in February.Gay and lesbian couples in Northern Ireland will be able to have religious weddings from September, a British government spokeswoman said in an emailed statement, while converting civil partnerships to marriage will be possible by the end of 2020.The British parliament voted in July 2019 to force Northern Ireland, which had been the only part of the United Kingdom without same-sex marriage since 2013, to change its laws. Ahead of the decision, the first same-sex couple to marry in Northern Ireland when it became legal criticized the government for not introducing the regulations.”We loved having our big day back in February surrounded by the people we love,” Sharni Edwards-Peoples said in a statement released overnight by Amnesty International.”But, by not laying the necessary regulations at parliament, the secretary of state is stopping many couples from being able to plan their own big day.”Cara McCann, who entered into a civil partnership with fellow LGBT+ activist Amanda McGurk on Valentine’s Day 2019, urged the government to speed up the process to give about 1,200 couples the choice to convert their partnerships into marriages.”It would mean absolutely everything, both on a personal and professional level,” said McCann, the director of HERe NI, a charity that supports lesbian and bisexual women, for which McGurk also works.”For many years we’ve been working on this issue in our professional life, but I think more personally we will be treated as equals,” she said by phone. “At the minute we’re not, we’re second class.” Topics :last_img read more

Adley Rutschman once kicked record 63-yard field goal in high school game

first_imgThe Orioles surprised no one on Monday by selecting Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft, just the fifth catcher to earn that accolade. The junior has proven to be one of the best players in the college game, and continued to do so in a stellar final season with the Beavers.In 2019 alone, the switch-hitting Rutschman has boasted a .411/.575/.751 slash line while blasting 17 home runs with 58 RBIs. He also made headlines during the Beavers’ NCAA Tournament game against Cincinnati in the Corvallis Regional, when the Bearcats — up 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh — opted to walk him with the bases loaded and no outs instead of risking him driving home multiple runs. (Cincy later won the game 7-6). That kick came Nov. 13, 2015, in the second round of the Oregon Class 6A football playoffs. Rutschman, then a senior, wasn’t playing at his usual positions of running back/linebacker “because of a sore neck” as noted by The Oregonian. To make up for it, he blasted the long-range field goal for Sherwood High School at the end of the half, part of a 41-20 win for the Bowmen.So, to recap: Rutschman is not only the clear best talent available in the 2019 MLB Draft, but also has a future in kicking if he ever decides he wants to try that out (hey, it seems to have worked out so far for Kyler Murray). MORE: Complete picks for 2019 MLB DraftAnd for those who still aren’t convinced Rutschman is an athletic freak of nature, here’s a reminder that he once set an Oregon high school record with a 63-yard field goal. last_img read more

Broadman steps up, B52s pull away late in win over Ringtails

first_imgIt was close until it wasn’t as the Humboldt B52s scored five runs in the eighth inning to turn a 3-2 lead into an 8-2 advantage, beating the visiting Redding Ringtails 8-2 Friday night at Bomber Field.B52s’ pitcher Craig Broadman, who entered Friday’s game with an ERA north of 30, entered the game with the bases loaded in the second inning after starting pitcher Luis Pimentel went down with a left arm injury after being struck by a line drive.Broadman got out of the jam with little damage, …last_img read more

SMB-Kia trade deal on hold

first_imgThe impending trade that would send the No. 1 overall Draft pick, who could be Christian Standhardinger, to San Miguel Beer has yet to gain approval from the Philippine Basketball Association.A league source on Monday said PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa would sit down with Kia Picanto board member Bobby Rosales and clarify the reason why they are trading away the top pick.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Blackwater, which owned the top pick in the last two seasons, will be selecting third. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:07No. 1 pick Standhardinger’s monster game further fuels SMB debut hype01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Generika out to bounce back from opening-day loss Rosales is out of the country on a business trip.The Draft is scheduled this Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila with the 6-foot-8 Filipino-German likely to be made the top pick and Kiefer Ravena, the former UAAP Most Valuable Player with Ateneo, second overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutStandhardinger will reportedly play for the Hong Kong Eastern Lions in the Asean Basketball League.NLEX, who holds the second pick, has made it no secret that they would go for Ravena in the event that Standhardinger is picked first. View commentslast_img read more

Study: Educating Your Customers About the Web Could Make Them Smarter

first_imgUsing Google to search the internet is more than just good for your customers, it can make them younger and smarter! Download the free webinar American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Asmarketers, it is important to realize that many of your customers maynot be as familiar in the ways of the Web as you are, and educating yourcustomers – no matter their age – will result in long-term gains foryour company.  Translation?  Those actively using the Internet had twice as much brain activity than the non-Web-savvy group.    peoplewho search the Internet regularly are stimulating areas of theirbrains, which may affect the efficiency of how the brain encodes newinformation.   to learn how to turn yourwebsite into an internet marketing machine. Asthe brain ages, a number of structural and functional changes occur,which can impact how we process thoughts. According to a recentlypublished study in the Image is of Ivy Bean, the world’s oldest Twitterer at 105 years of age. (Courtesy of U.K.’s Now, time to teach Grandma how to Google. Daily Mail). Want to learn more about how you can useinbound marketing to grow yourbusiness? Webinar: RethinkingMarketing UCLA researchers scanned the brains of 24 men andwomen aged 55 to 78 and discovered that the effects of web surfinglasted long after they logged off.   This is “encouraging to learn thatfor even a relatively short period of time spent using a computer, itcan result in enhanced brain activity function,” says study author Dr.Gary Small.  He continues, “Our most striking finding was that Internetsearching appears to engage a greater extent of neural circuitry thatis not activated during reading.”   Originally published Oct 28, 2009 3:30:00 PM, updated March 21 2013last_img read more

4 Lessons to Learn from Google’s SEO Mistakes

first_img Learn more about how you can optimize your site to get found online in search engines to generate more leads for your business. that outlines how Google’s own products and webpages rank in the company’s search engine. Despite what you may expect, Google has a fair amount of SEO work to do for its own web properties according to the report.  4. Conduct a Regular Audit of Web Properties — From the sheer volume of data and aspects of search engine marketing covered in the report, it is easy to see that a wide range of factors and executions impact both on-site and off-site SEO. When it comes to tasks like URL naming, redirects, title tags, etc., having not only a clear strategy but also a defined organizational process will help to ensure that all the small but 1. Successful Search Engine Marketing Needs Processes and further examine other ways your business may learn from Google. — Does your company website or blog impact how your brand is perceived? Yes. Take a minute to think about what many of your customers see before they even arrive at your website: your search results in Google. Take a look at the image below that shows a result from a Google property in which the search result, instead of a brand-friendly description, included legal policy text. The Web is not linear; potential customers come from different places and visit your site from various pages. URL structure is a simple but important aspect of Ensuring that your brand is properly represented in search results Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack critical aspects of SEO is an important branding measure.   SEO Report Card search engine marketing Download our 4 Lessons to Learn from Google’s SEO Mistakes . When potential customers see URLs for your web properties, they need to be consistent. For example, if your organization uses the format CompanyDomain.com/ProductPages, as you expand the site, this format needs to remain the same. Additionally, other popular URL types such as Product.CompanyDomain.com should send visitors to the preferred URL format CompanyDomain.com/ProductPages. This type of consistency helps to set user expectations. SEO for Lead Generation Kit search engine optimization for lead generation kit When businesses think about search engine optimization, they often go straight to thinking about how well they can rank in Google’s search results. Interestingly enough, the search engine giant has released an —  In the examination of Google’s data, it is easy to overlook that the most important thing Google did was to invest the time and resources to actually conduct an audit. By setting a regular audit, it makes the process easier to maintain. Audits, while time consuming, can be great projects for marketing team members to better understand how search engines work. SEO report card 2. SEO Impacts Branding Check out the entire . Does your business conduct a regular audit of its online properties? get completed every time. Originally published Mar 3, 2010 2:28:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: Technical SEO 3. Pick a URL Format and Stick with It —last_img read more

How to Kill Your Viral Marketing Contest

first_img Social Media Marketing Book extended play . The opening slot on Slash’s Monster Energy Bash Well, I’ve been a huge Slash fan since I first heard GNR in L.A. in 1987. Over the years, I’ve dressed up as Slash for Halloween (alongside a beautiful Axl), photographed him in venues large and small, and attempted to play with the world’s most fun GNR tribute band, Mr. Brownstone. Topics: (votes in our case). In fact, the contest organizers gave a magnet for traffic, inbound links, viral interest and ultimately conversions This is a guest article written by Ilya Mirman, VP Marketing at Cilk Arts, a HubSpot friend and customer. You can follow Ilya on Twitter Live Webinar: The Science of ReTweets With Dan Zarrella Your Next Record viral marketing tools and techniques Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Let’s jam?! $10,000 in new gear and endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man The ” Reserve your spot now DM me Remove the “need to register in order to vote” hurdle. You’ll be glad you did. There will be a ton more traffic and votes, which will further help separate the wheat from the chaff. (And yes, I’ll be first to admit that “Motel Detroit” is chaff.) You’ll also get: The good news is that the contest will go on for several more weeks. So, Vote for Filthy Knuckle . our band page A $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree What to do NOW? , produced by producer Mike Clink (of Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth, Mötley Crüe) some great advice on how to promote your band for a 30 minute overview of the Science of ReTweets! Originally published Mar 16, 2010 8:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 BUT: The contest organizers — perhaps unwittingly — added a HUGE speed-bump into the mix.  In order to vote, fans must first REGISTER, answering all sorts of questions and sharing data they might not want to share just yet (e.g. their contact info, demographics, etc.). The result is that this inevitably reduces the pass-along value. Rather than Filthy Knuckle is Born Viral Campaigns An editorial feature on your band in Guitar World magazine Date and time: , and we wrote/recorded/mixed three songs in an evening. (Two of them suck, but one has actually grown on me: “Motel Detroit.” I think it’s sloppy, but has an arc…) The Speed Bump viral spreading So when I heard about the contest, I thought it’d be a blast to participate. With a couple friends, I formed the “supergroup” I have three suggestions: Filthy Knuckle 1. Guitar Center: And while some friends have certainly helped spread the word about Filthy Knuckle, I know the hurdle has cost us at least one substantial endorsement: that of my brother, 2. HubSpot blog readers: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 1:00pm ET  ! (Seriously — there’s no better way to communicate the problem with the registration hurdle than hijacking the contest in a fun direction.) A 3-song , and you have a shot at the greatest prize in the universe:  to learn what makes tweets contagious and how to create tweets that will go viral and increase your reach and authority.. . No, it’s not because he still holds a grudge for his broken thumb or stitches on both eyebrows acquired during the decade that I was bigger than him. Rather, he didn’t want to impose on his 26,000 Twitter followers to go through the contest registration hassle. Photo courtesy of Tim Griffin. And then it was off to the races: use all the things HubSpot has taught us about turning comedian Eugene Mirman Many of the bands have figured this out and have found a bit of a way to game the flawed system: since we are all registered, it’s far easier for us to vote for each other than to get unregistered friends (and their friends) to vote. As a result, we are seeing bands offering to trade votes, become each others’ fans, etc. The top band has 15 fans…we have 11. WTF?! (with each person voting and then telling at least one other potential voter about it), we now have a dramatic reduction filter of 95-98% at each connection, given that the vast majority would not bother to register. So for all the work and investment Guitar Center and Slash put into promoting this, building widgets for people to share via Facebook and MySpace, every visit when that hurdle is in place represents a missed opportunity. (By the way — how’s Filthy Knuckle doing? Ridiculously awesome, for some strange reason. With a Buzz Factor of 99.59, we are in the top 20 out of the 3,500 bands. I seriously can’t figure that out, because these are real musicians, many with a great sound.) 3. Slash: Join Dan Zarrella, HubSpot’s Social Media Scientist and author of the ” contest has all the makings of an absolutely kick-ass idea. Submit your band’s songs, promote it using Slash (the legendary guitarist from Guns N’ Roses) will write, record and perform your single. into @IlyaMirman in the age of the Internet — network, embed, drive press, etc., — and they’ve come up with “Buzz Factor,” a metric based on band views, plays, etc.last_img read more

Lessons in Web Site Optimization Using Website Grader

first_img Company: Mesiro & Fink – Website Grader Score: 6 Put a telephone field on the form No Blog! Website Design Attach the social media efforts Add geographical keywords was an easy fix and one to surely juice up their SEO presence.    .  Please submit your site and we’ll look forward to talking to you live! weekly With a score of 96, you’d think there might not be much room for improving. Wrong!  Mike and I both found a few areas we thought this website could do better.   to the title tags. Company: BT-TelConsult – Website Grader score: 44 the knocked-out white on black background, a favorite of designers around the world, yet notoriously difficult to read.   Start a blog 2.   A company of this size is perfectly poised to leverage their army of consultants in talking about the Telecommunications vertical.  They could have tons of blog posts that would help them with the next key point. Use more pictures Originally published Mar 30, 2010 2:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 1. .  The form is nice and visible but the immediate need for someone with their skill set might necessitate a telephone call instead of an email. Move away 5. This is a big company.  British-Telecom could afford to do just about anything they wanted, right?  Well, it appears that they might want to consider a few tweaks to their site if they want people to contact them. and we’ll do everything live!  2. Our first effort at a live HubSpot live optimization event Tuesday, April 6 at 1 PM for our next Live Optimization Webinar 3. This new site has a very passionate business manager, Katherine.  We were able to talk to her about this site at great length and it was great to have an opportunity to understand how a creative person sees the web.  There were a few points we wanted to help Katharine with and most of them had to do with design.  to their blog and make sure the posts are more educational and less self-promotional in nature. 1. was better than we expected (thank goodness!).  We were prepared with a few web sites to review with the 1500 registrants of our This is a new site and we wanted her to do more than a few things in order to optimize it. email form Our suggestions for improvements: 2. on their Home Page.  So many offers, it is very distracting. of portraits and wedding photography in the site, especially on the home page.  The beautiful butterfly is nice, but it is not their business.   webinar 1. , more frequently which would give them more inbound links Join us on that has some excellent content on it directly into the website.  The content would be a terrific lead generation tool for this site. Contribute more actively Reduce the amount of Call to Action clutter Connect the blog 3. from frames in the web site.  The difficulty of having two bars to navigate can be confusing. they are making to the website and make sure the name of the firm is being used in their Twitter handle.  Currently, they are using a more generic name to tweet. Eliminate .  With a blog providing regular content they will be able to generate more inbound links. This is a three-month-old site and has been nicely optimized by an SEO firm they hired, so their score of 6 came as a bit of shock to Cynthia when we talked to her during the webinar.  She’s concerned that this site is not generating the number of leads that they expected.  Here’s a few things that Mike & I thought might be helpful: 3. Stop using Information Mapping in the title tag and on every page, and Topics: 4. more content start utilizing descriptive, long-tail keywords and we were able to call two marketing managers and discuss what they were trying to achieve with their website and get real-time feedback.  be better if someone was looking for consulting help?   1. They had a telephone number on their site (if you looked for it) but wouldn’t an 3. Only 162 indexed pages.  Clearly, they need 2. Company: Information Mapping – Website Grader score: 96 (currently just 29!). Company: Photos by Orion – Website Grader Score: 21 Mike and I enjoyed it so much that we’re going to do this Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more