Hospitalized Ford showing improvement

first_imgRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Former President Gerald R. Ford was responding to treatment for pneumonia that put him in the hospital during the weekend, his chief of staff said Tuesday. The hospitalization was the second time in five weeks that Ford, 92, has been admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center near his Thunderbird Estates home. “He is responding to treatment and doing well,” his chief of staff, Penny Circle, said in a brief statement. “Decisions regarding his discharge are made on a day-to-day basis and if all continues to improve, we anticipate his date of discharge as Thursday,” Circle said. She said there would be nothing further until a statement today. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In mid-December, the nation’s oldest living and only unelected president underwent routine tests at Eisenhower and was hospitalized overnight because of what Circle called “a horrible cold.” It wasn’t clear whether the cold led to the bout with pneumonia, she said. Ford was admitted to Eisenhower on Saturday afternoon, but word didn’t leak out until Monday. Ford has kept his personal life private and he has declined interview requests in recent years. “Based on his age it is prudent for his initial course of treatment – IV antibiotics – to be done at the hospital,” Circle said Monday. Citing patient privacy, hospital spokeswoman Elizabeth Wholihan referred callers to Circle’s written statement. Ford became the nation’s oldest living former president after the death of Ronald Reagan on June 5, 2004. Ford was House minority leader when Richard Nixon chose him to replace the resigned Spiro Agnew as vice president in 1973. Ford became the nation’s 38th president Aug. 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal. Ford and his wife, Betty, have lived in Rancho Mirage since leaving the White House in 1977. They have another home in Vail, Colo. Ford had strokes in 2000 and was hospitalized briefly in 2003 after suffering a dizzy spell while playing golf in near-100 degree temperatures at a course near his desert home. Concerns about his health resurfaced in November 2004, when he did not attend the dedication of former President Bill Clinton’s presidential library in Arkansas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Tuesday: Beef and mushrooms with pearl onions, vegetable blend California, peas. Wednesday: Boneless chicken fricassee, green beans, yellow wax beans. Thursday: Stuffed cabbage rolls, broccoli, vegetable blend California. Friday: Cook’s choice. Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with bread, dessert and fat free milk. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Chicken a la King, broccoli, yellow wax beans. last_img read more

Stoke lose again, West Ham leave it late to win PLUS MORE EFL CUP RESULTS

first_img1 Dimitri Payet saved West Ham’s skin with a late free-kick against Accrington Stanley West Ham 1-0 Accrington StanleyDimitri Payet rescued West Ham from more embarrassment with an injury-time free-kick to see off Accrington 1-0 in the EFL Cup.The Hammers, reeling from four straight defeats in all competitions and amid a backdrop of discontent at their new stadium, were down to 10 men and heading for extra time against the Sky Bet League Two side.Worse still, they were looking comfortably second best against a team 61 places below them in the League.But Payet, on as a half-time substitute, spared their blushes with a trademark free-kick from 25 yards to send Slaven Bilic’s side through.Stoke City 1-2 Hull CityStoke’s misery continued as Markus Henriksen’s late strike secured Hull a 2-1 come-from-behind victory at the Bet365 Stadium in the EFL Cup third round.The Potters, on a four-match losing run in the Premier League and bottom of the table, had gone into this tie very much in need of a morale-boosting result.And they appeared on their way to that when Marko Arnautovic cracked the ball home in the 24th minute to give them a deserved lead.But they conceded against the run of play when Ryan Mason marked his first Hull start with a volleyed finish just before half-time.And Mark Hughes’ men then, despite having been the better the team virtually throughout, ended up ruing missed opportunities as Tigers debutant Henriksen sent them crashing out, firing past Lee Grant in stoppage time.Fulham 1-2 Bristol CityTammy Abraham netted a 90th-minute winner as Bristol City stunned Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the EFL Cup.The victory sent the visitors into the fourth round for the first time since 1989, after the hosts missed a second-half penalty.QPR 1-2 SunderlandPaddy McNair scored twice and Patrick van Aanholt returned to action as Sunderland beat QPR 2-1 to reach the fourth round of the EFL Cup.Sandro put the home side in front on the hour with an impressive strike from just inside the area, after goalkeepers Matt Ingram and Jordan Pickford each made a number of fine saves in the first half.McNair’s brace, though, was enough to see the Premier League side progress. Van Aanholt played the full game after he was left out of Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday at the last minute due to the results of heart tests.Southampton 2-0 Crystal PalaceCharlie Austin scored his fourth goal in three games to send Southampton on their way to the fourth round of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 home defeat of Crystal Palace.The striker, recalled to Claude Puel’s team having scored the winning goal against Swansea on Sunday, gave Saints a first-half lead from the penalty spot in a timely statement to his manager.He had been dropped despite his two finishes in last week’s 3-0 Europa League defeat of Sparta Prague securing their first win of the season and his first goals since January. The impressive Jake Hesketh added their second and his first senior goal in the second half to ensure victory. Swansea 1-2 Manchester CityManchester City recorded their ninth successive win under Pep Guardiola by seeing off EFL Cup opponents Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.Captain Vincent Kompany played for the first time since a thigh injury suffered in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid in early May, but he went off in the dying seconds as second-half goals by Gael Clichy and Aleix Garcia proved enough.Swansea, who have now gone four league and cup games without a victory, had their moments as two much-changed teams delivered an entertaining encounter in west Wales, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring during second-half injury time.But the visitors had an extra touch of class about them – helped by second-half substitute Kevin de Bruyne’s introduction – as they moved into the last 16 three days before facing Swansea again, when Premier League points will be at stake.Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 GillinghamVincent Janssen showed there may be life after Harry Kane as the stand-in striker scored his first Tottenham goal in a 5-0 romp over Gillingham.Janssen opened his account from the penalty spot after a Christian Eriksen double, before Joshua Onomah and Erik Lamela completed the rout to seal Spurs’ place in the EFL Cup fourth round.Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh was back at White Hart Lane for the first time since spending 10 years at the club as a player from 1990 to 2000, but it was an unhappy return as the League One side were outclassed from start to finish.Kane’s ankle injury, sustained against Sunderland on Sunday, means Janssen is set for an extended run in the first team and the 22-year-old capped an industrious display with a well-deserved goal.last_img read more

Mobile + Social + Cloud == A new Post-Modern World of Technology

first_imgThe world has moved into a new era, declared Gartner’s Peter Sonderguard, senior vice president of research at Gartner,  at the Gartner Symposium 2011 held in Orlando in November.  “This new era brings with it urgent and compelling forces. They include the cloud, social computing, mobility and an explosion in information.”In his keynote address for the Symposium, Sonderguard described the increasing power with which technology is influencing societies and culture.  And he strung together a series of observations that serve as interesting sound bites to describe where technology will be going in 2012 and beyond.  On-line ITPro and CIO articles covered the keynote address.“Postmodern businesses don’t spend all their money just on customer loyalty programs. They invest in company loyalty to the customer.”“Two third of CEOs believe that IT will make a greater contribution in their industries in the next ten years than in any prior decade.”“Information is the oil of the 21st century and that makes analytics the combustion engine.”“The concept of one enterprise data warehouse containing all information needed for decisions is dead.”“Multiple systems including content management, data warehouses, data marts and specialised file systems tied together with data services and metadata will become the logical enterprise data warehouse.  The impact of these forces will make architectures of the last 20 years obsolete.”“This year 350 companies will each invest more than $1 billion in IT.  They are doing this because IT impacts their business performance.”“Together they [mobile devices] force the issue – they drive us to create the post-modern business, drive simplicity and force creative destruction.”“Our industry spent two decades designing around the desktop, but you see mobile computing is not a coming trend, it already happened.”“With 1.2 billion people on social networks, that is nearly one-sixth of the world’s population, social media is now in its next phase.”“IT leaders must immediately incorporate social software capabilities throughout their enterprise systems.”“Today’s IT professionals are reshaping the way global politics works and the way the global economy develops.”“The second recession is about to hit and CIOs must decide which way to turn.”last_img read more

We Really Don’t Need No Stinkin’ DVDs: Netflix Introduces Streaming-Only Plan in U.S.

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts mike melanson Apparently, the dam has finally burst and the camel’s back has broke – Netflix has begun offering a streaming-only option to its U.S. users. The plan, which will match Hulu’s recently-introduced $7.99 streaming video price point, will offer unlimited streaming of TV episodes and movies via any Netflix-enabled device, without the envelopes and mailboxes. Previously, the cheapest Netflix plan was $8.99 for unlimited streaming with one DVD out at a time. This is no longer available and instead, users can sign up for the new $7.99 streaming-only plan, or for $2 more can get one DVD sent to them at a time.Just one month ago new, we wrote that Netflix was considering streaming-only as an option for U.S. users. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had said that “When there is demand, it will make sense for us to meet that demand for streaming only.” Two weeks later, we took another look at Netflix’s quarterly report and determined that the streaming-only option was inevitable. Forrester analyst James McQuivey had pointed out on Paid Content that streaming-only  had become the delivery method of the majority of its users. As a matter of fact, today’s press release by the company starts out with an acknowledgement that “its members [are] now watching more content streamed over the Internet than on discs delivered by mail.”“We are now primarily a streaming video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films over the Internet,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and CEO.  “Today’s action reflects the tremendous customer value we’ve injected into streaming from Netflix, our initial success with a pure streaming service in Canada for $7.99 a month and what our U.S. members tell us they want.”For those of you who are like me – who consume the majority of their content on devices like their Roku box, their iPhone or iPad sitting in the airport, or on their netbook – the day has finally come. Say it with me – we don’t need no stinking DVDs. The only question now is, do you choose Netflix or Hulu? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Breaking#news#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Right whales have distinctive voices

first_imgLike humans, dolphins, and a few other animals, North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) have distinctive voices. The usually docile cetaceans utter about half a dozen different calls, but the way in which each one does so is unique. To find out just how unique, researchers from Syracuse University in New York analyzed the “upcalls” of 13 whales whose vocalizations had been collected from suction cup sensors attached to their backs. An upcall is a contact vocalization that lasts about 1 to 2 seconds and rises in frequency, sounding somewhat like a deep-throated cow’s moo. Researchers think the whales use the calls to announce themselves and to “touch base” with others of their kind, they explained in a poster presented today at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After analyzing the duration and harmonic frequency of these upcalls, as well as the rate at which the frequencies changed, the scientists found that they could distinguish the voices of each of the 13 whales. They think their discovery will provide a new tool for tracking and monitoring the critically endangered whales, which number about 450 and range primarily from Florida to Newfoundland.last_img read more

How to stop a gull from stealing your food

first_imgHow to stop a gull from stealing your food By Katie CameroAug. 6, 2019 , 7:01 PM If you’ve ever been to the beach, you’ve probably also been here: afternoon sun beaming on your skin, waves crashing on the shore, and a hungry gull squawking as it swoops down to steal your sandwich. Such beach banditry may seem unavoidable, but new research has a solution: Staring down thieving gulls may make them think twice before snatching your food.Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) are common in coastal cities and towns; their nests are on roofs instead of cliffs, and their food comes from the trash instead of the ocean. Gull-versus-human conflicts usually end in the death of the birds (from, for example, steel spikes that people install on rooftops). To understand how to protect the gulls—and save humans from headache—researchers tested whether the human gaze can affect bird behavior.The researchers observed 74 herring gulls in coastal towns in Cornwall, U.K. They placed a transparent bag of potato chips in front of a human experimenter who was crouched close to the ground (see video). In one trial, the human looked directly at the bird and timed how long it took the bird to approach the bag. In another trial, the human looked away from the bird as it contemplated its next move. 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It took the birds a median time of 25 seconds to peck the chips while being looked at, and just 13 seconds when free from a glaring eye. Although six birds refused to touch the food while being stared down, all of the birds deemed it safe to peck the chips when the human was looking away, researchers report today in Biology Letters.The study suggests gulls find the human gaze terrifying—and that they take human behavior into account when trawling the city for meals. The researchers say changes in human behavior may save us a chip or two—and help guide more effective gull conservation efforts. So, next time a pesky gull tries to steal your food, don’t run away; try having a staring contest with it instead.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United can still win EPL

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that the club can still win the English Premier League (EPL) title despite going into Sunday’s fixture with West United nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea.”When I won the last title 18 years ago — sorry, 18 months ago — I had a 10 points advantage and then, in one month, I had the same points as Man City.””We lost 10 points in one month. I think it was the end of December or the beginning of January and we’d lost 10 points,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by the local media on Saturday. (Need more time at Manchester United: Jose Mourinho)”Then we recovered and won that title 18 years ago — sorry, 18 months ago. You can recover points. Others can lose points.”Mourinho is confident that the pendulum of fortune will swing back in his team’s favour after complaining last week of being unfortunate as his team conceded a late-gasp goal against Arsenal to play out a 1-1 draw.”During the season, there are moments when everything goes against you and moments where everything goes in your favour,” he said. “We know that the game is not over, but the reality is there is a distance. And there are many quality teams, but let’s go match by match and see what happens,” he said.”We play another difficult game on Sunday, so we see if we can get the three points.”Despite the convincing 4-0 win over Feyenoord which highlighted United’s ability to overrun teams, Mourinho said he wants United to simply focus on winning and closing the gap. (Liverpool go top of Premier League, Manchester United end winless run)advertisement”Thursday it was 4-0. One day it can happen, but big results are not very usual in the Premier League. We lost 4-0 and sometimes somebody loses 5-1 or whatever but it’s not very usual,” he said.”There is a great balance between the teams. Every game is very difficult. But rather than winning one game 5-0, we need to win four or five matches. That’s what we need. Let’s try to get points.”last_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe: I spoke with Chelsea assistant Zola about Wilson

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe: I spoke with Chelsea assistant Zola about Wilsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed he spoke with Gianfranco Zola in regards to Callum Wilson after Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup meeting with Chelsea. Blues assistant Zola talked up the club’s interest in Wilson before the quarter-final, which Bournemouth lost 1-0.And Howe revealed he had word with Zola after the game. “I spoke to Gianfranco afterwards and yeah we had a little chat about that situation,” said Howe.”But Gianfranco is an incredible person and a really nice guy. And, you know, Callum from our perspective is a huge part of what we are doing here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

‘If Liverpool can afford Bale they should get him’

first_imgLiverpool should be in the market for Gareth Bale if they can afford him, says Paul Ince, with the Wales international told he can “reinvent himself” at Anfield on the back of his Real Madrid struggles.A summer switch for Bale appears inevitable after a serious breakdown in his working relationship with Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.The man in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu has admitted that he expects a deal to be done, with a 30-year-old forward deciding not to play at present. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It has been suggested that a lucrative move to China could be an option for Bale, with only a few sides in world football able to fund his wages.A return to the Premier League for the former Tottenham star has also been mooted, and Ince believes Jurgen Klopp should be among those exploring a potential deal.The ex-Reds midfielder told BBC Radio 5Live: “My opinion is if Liverpool can afford him, he should go there.”Liverpool’s front three haven’t had much rest before the season – Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have played all over the summer.”Bale can play right, left or central. If I was looking at a team if they could afford him, it would be Liverpool. He needs to reinvent himself as a player and play football week in, week out.”He would have to take a massive wage drop. It can’t be about money for Bale. He has to go to a team who can win things. Liverpool are European champions and they want to make a massive challenge in the league again.”Who else could afford him? Man City maybe, Man United and I don’t think Tottenham would be the right club.”I would like to see him at Liverpool. He still has four or five years left. I think he’d be a perfect fit.”Liverpool are considered to be in the market for more attacking creativity this summer.A move tp bring Philippe Coutinho back to the club from Barcelona has been mooted, but it could be that any raid on the ranks in La Liga leads them away from Camp Nou and towards another former Premier League star on the books in the Spanish capital. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more